Today Is Earth Day - We Can Each Make A Difference

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Thirty nine years ago today, the very first Earth Day was celebrated. I realize that some reading this weren't even born thirty nine years ago. Nearly 20,000,000 Americans participated with the primary goal being to create a sustainable environment. Nearly forty years later, Earth Day has become a global phenomenon.

What does Earth Day mean to you? To me, it's a time to focus on our mother earth and see what steps all of us can take to preserve and even improve the quality of life and preserve our precious natural resources. Here are a few simple steps you can take.

  • Recycle - It's so easy and it makes such a difference. If it's paper, plastic, glass or metal, don't throw it away, recycle it so it can be used again.
  • Use flourescent bulbs - They cost a bit more initially, but consume 75% less power and last ten times as long as conventional light bulbs.
  • Enjoy the outdoors and share you stories and photos. Clean up if you see trash.

Do a little research. Learn how you can make a difference. Riverside's Press Enterprise has put up a wonderful site called Green Riverside with all sorts of useful tips on going green. Thanks for pitching in.


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Comments (6)

Kim White LeBlanc
Keller Williams Las Vegas Realty - Las Vegas, NV

Thank you for sharing I hope everyone does something to participate on Going green.

Have a great Wednesday,

Kim White

Apr 22, 2009 06:17 AM
Michael A. Caruso
Surterre Properties - Laguna Niguel, CA

Thank you for the Earth Day info. I agree everyone needs to do their part. I did not realize that it had been recognized for so many years already!

Please remember me if you learn of anyone moving to "The OC" and I will do the same!

 Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors           

(949) 753-7900

Apr 22, 2009 06:36 AM
Tom Plant - Murrieta, CA

Kim - I hope so, too. Thanks for your comments.

Michael - It's amazing, next year is the 40th anniversary.

Apr 22, 2009 07:14 AM
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON


I'm so glad to see a few Earth Day blogs in AR this year....I ashamed to say I haven't written one but very thankful for friends like you who never give up the good fight.


Apr 22, 2009 08:23 AM
Tom Plant - Murrieta, CA

Jo - It's always a joy to have you visit. Thanks so much.

Apr 22, 2009 08:38 AM

yes we can make tremandus change that is our job

Jun 06, 2011 02:16 AM