Today marked the 39th anniversary of Earth Day. What started out as a nationwide grassroots demonstration on the environment has now become a global phenomenon. It’s anticipated that by days end, over 1 billion people will have participated in some form of activity geared towered cleaning and improving our environment. That’s an astonishing figure, one that would surely make Mother Nature proud. As always, however, the challenge now lies in making Earth Day everyday. While that may seem like a daunting task, it really doesn’t take much to instantly start having a more positive effect on our environment.
One of the easiest steps you can take to help make the earth a cleaner, healthier place to live is taking a good hard look at your daily consumption of power. You can even learn a lesson from the immortal Bob Marley; as an article on Atbatt recently highlighted the environmental lessons learned from the legendary musician. Basic things such as turning off your lights and taking advantage of the sun and wind will certainly go a long way toward making the world a better place.
Another small but effective step would be to make certain you take your old batteries in to be recycled. Recycling your batteries is as easy as ever these days; the fine folks at Call2Recycle have made certain of that. When you have a pile of used up batteries simply head to their site, enter in your zip code, and take your batteries to the nearest drop-off point to be recycled. 7 million pounds of batteries were collected last year; batteries that would have otherwise ended up rotting away in some landfill for hundreds of years.
We hear it every year: Let’s make earth day every day. But if every year we make small changes to our daily lives, we will eventually notice a huge difference in the effect we have on our beautiful earth. Happy Earth Day everyone!