What is the meaning of Earth Day?
Approximately 48 years ago, in the year 1970, twenty million Americans joined forces to protest against the negatives of industrial development to convey a vital message: the planet we live in sustains us, and thus we too must do our part and try our best to support it.
Fast forward to this year; Earth Day is a global event with over one billion people participating from over 192 countries. Via EarthDay
Celebrate Earth Day
To mark this momentous day and create awareness, Google has launched a great Earth Day doodle video in partnership with one of the most influential advocates, Dr. Jane Goodall. Please visit http://www.janegoodall.org/ to read more about Dr. Jane Goodall and the amazing things she does.
It is so important in the world today that we feel hopeful and do our part to protect life on Earth. I am hopeful that this Earth Day Google Doodle will live as a reminder for people across the globe that there is still so much in the world worth fighting for…With all of us working together, I am hopeful that it is not too late to turn things around, if we all do our part for this beautiful planet. – Dr. Jane Goodall via Google Doodle
Here is the Google Doodle Video for you all:
Let us take a look at some simple tips to do our part and join the 2018 Earth Day Celebration.
9 Simple Tips For Your Home and Office
1. Ditch The Elevator / Escalator
Pledge to this dual effect challenge. By ditching the elevator, you are not only saving electricity but also boosting your health with some passive exercise. If your office is high up in the building, consider taking a couple of floors of stairs. You can do your part, no excuses 😊.
2. Save Fuel
Go easy on fuel powered vehicles, consider walking or biking instead. You can also try public transport or share a car with your friend. If you cannot avoid, try turning off your vehicle air conditioner to save 20 – 30% on fuel.
3. Shut Down
Did you know that your laptop or desktop computer at home or office consumes electricity in standby mode? The standby mode may consume less power. However, the numbers can add up. Hence, It is a good practice to turn it off entirely to save energy. So, remember to turn off your appliances such as TV, music system and notebooks instead of the usual stand-by mode.
4. Plant Power
Plants such as Peace Lily purifies the air in your home and office.
Consider buying an indoor plant.
5. Natural Cleaning
You will be surprised at the number of chemicals in the cleaning products. On this Earth day, substitute your chemical cleaner with natural ones. For example, you can use baking soda and vinegar to clean your kitchen and bathroom. Trust me; they do wonders.
Substitute your coffee cups and water bottles with a reusable one. If you use a disposable container for lunch, consider buying a reusable lunch box.
Reusing these simple things will help reduce the waste and plastic deposits in a landfill.
7. Go Digital
Try to use as less paper as possible. Do not print something unless it is necessary. A good example is to switch your credit card/bank paper statements to online statements.
8. Save Water
Consider taking a quick shower instead of a full bathtub. Use a flush saver in your toilet. You can save vast amounts of water.
If possible, on the Earth Day, consider spending some time in your local park, the benefits include fresh air, less energy consumption at home.
For a long-term contribution, you can consider Gardening, it will be a wise choice.
If you found these tips helpful, consider sharing this article with your friends so they could join the earth day celebration and contribute to our planet, our mother Earth.
Wish you all a happy Earth Day.