Going Green for Earth Day
Going Green for Earth DayPosted by Korman Res | Going Green for Earth Day
Every year, Earth Day is celebrated around the globe on April 22nd. In 1970, Earth Day was created to promote the protection of our environment and the conservation of our planet’s natural resources through coordinated worldwide events. Over the past four decades, it has grown into the world’s largest secular holiday, celebrated in 192 countries with over one billion participants.
Earth Day Network (EDN) has led the charge in launching Earth Day’s worldwide campaigns, which have raised environmental awareness and brought about positive changes towards the sustainability of our planet. EDN makes it easy for people to get involved year round, whether it’s volunteering for an event, donating money, or just making small (or big) changes at home. Everything you do to lower your ecological footprint, conserve natural resources and protect our environment counts, and EDN wants to hear about it! “A Billion Acts of Green” is one of EDN’s ongoing worldwide initiatives that encourages everyone to do their part to protect the Earth. There are many actions we can take to do so, and EDN has highlighted some that are of particular importance today. Please visit: http://www.earthday.org/takeaction/campaigns.html to learn how you can help, and don’t forget to visit: http://www.earthday.org/takeaction/ so you can tell them all about your contribution and stand up and be counted among the Billion Acts of Green!
You may wonder, “What exactly is an ecological footprint?” According to Earth Day Network, an ecological footprint refers to the amount of biologically productive land and sea that is used by an individual, a population, or an activity, and compares it to the amount of productive land and sea that is available. “Productive land and sea” means those areas that support the demand for food, fiber, timber, energy and space for infrastructure, as well as the areas that absorb the resulting waste products. If you’re wondering what your own ecological footprint might be, you can take EDN’s interactive Ecological Footprint Quiz here: http://www.earthday.org/footprint-calculator. Not only will the results of this quiz give you an honest look at your impact on our planet’s natural resources, but it will also provide you with simple recommendations for reducing your ecological footprint.
Remember, no matter how big or small, everything you do to conserve resources and protect our environment counts! Why not celebrate Earth Day 2014 by making a positive change for the good of our planet? Your first step could be making your home in one of our Modernista Earth-friendly Apartments!