Every year on April 22 we celebrate Earth Day, a day recognized globally to raise awareness about pollution and the impact we have on our environment. Earth Day is also about appreciating the beauty of our planet and in some countries it is referred to as “International Mother Earth Day.”
Pollution is one of the biggest global killers and each year about 2 million people die prematurely from exposure to indoor and outdoor air pollution. Not only is our air polluted, but our water as well. 40% of our lakes are too polluted for fishing, aquatic life, and swimming.
There are many things to admire about our planet everyday. Here are a few simple ways you can show your appreciation for Mother Earth and celebrate Earth Day:
- Go for a walk or hike outside.
- Plant a tree or flowers in your yard.
- Recycle your paper products.
- Unplug your electronic devices before leaving the house.
- Turn off your lights.
- Shorten your shower time to save water.
- Invest in reusable bags and coffee cups.
These things can be done everyday, not just on Earth Day. Together we can minimize the negative effect we have on our environment and work to create a brighter, healthier Earth for ourselves and future generations. The deadline to order our hand-made cloth gift bags for Earth Day is April 11th and follow us on Instagram for a special Earth Day announcement.