This year, Earth Day 2022 calls on everyone to divest from unsustainable investments; support eco-conscious brands and products; and to use your own skills and voice to fight climate change, and INVEST IN OUR PLANET
There are also several ways to celebrate at home or your backyard using the concepts of "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle".
• Take a weekend morning to scour the neighborhood for discarded plastics, cans, and bottles for a personal cleanup project that will help the entire community. If you live in a coastal area, this is especially important in helping to protect ocean wildlife.
• Perform a household energy audit. Focus on electronic devices like laptops that are left on 24/7 (which accounts for 5-10% of residential energy use per year!) Turn these devices off when not in use and you can save an average $100 on your electric bill annually. Around the house, replace old bulbs with longer-lasting, more energy-efficient ones.
Not ready to take the plunge into solar energy just yet? Look for solar-powered porch or entryway lights you can easily install yourself outside. For even more energy savings, look for motion-sensor solar lights that are only activated when you approach an exit or entryway.
• In the backyard, choose a good location for a compost pile. Start recycling coffee grounds, egg shells, and scraps of food to decompose and to ultimately enrich your garden for the upcoming growing season.
• Enlist the kids to help build a bird feeder for the backyard or patio -- by using a plastic bottle and filling it with bird feed. NOTE: You can also make a nature-made feed bowl out of half an orange peel. Fill it with seed and place on an outdoor table or windowsill.
For more information, please visit Earthday.org