Celebrate Earth Day the Easy Way!

April 22, 2012 § 1 Comment

The Earth flag is not an official flag, since ...

The Earth flag is not an official flag, since there is no official governing body over Earth. The flag holds a photo transfer of a NASA image of the Earth on a dark blue background. It has been associated with Earth Day. Although the flag was originally copyrighted, a judge ruledhttp://www.tabberone.com/Trademarks/CopyrightLaw/Copyrightability/articles/EarthFlagVsAlamoFlag_A.shtml that the copyright was invalid. Earth Flag Ltd. v. Alamo Flag Co., 154 F. Supp. 2d 663 (S.D.N.Y. 2001) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Happy Earth Day everyone! Created simultaneously in 1969 by Senator Gaylord Nelson UNESCO‘s John McConnell and first celebrated on April 22nd, 1970, Earth Day is a celebration of all things awesome about the environment. Here’s some ways to celebrate in a sustainable way:

  1. Go outside! It’s nice out. Go play catch, take a bike ride, play a game of soccer. Do something outside. The only energy it will use is your own – nothing more environmentally friendly than that!
  2. Recycle last night’s cans. I’m talking to you, college students. We know you partied. Just make sure those cans get recycled, ok?
  3. Buy a water bottle. A reusable one of course. Buy a gift for mother nature – and yourself – to celebrate. The 5 dollars you spend today will mean a lot more savings to you and the planet down the road.
  4. Make a donation. Donate to an environmental chariot – the NWF, WWF, COEJL, etc.
  5. Make a commitment. Today is the day you start doing something sustainable. Commit today to start using a reusable shopping bag, or to walk to work instead of taking the subway. If (and when!) you’re successful, add another one on next year!

Enjoy!

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