By: Mission Healthy Living
April 21, 2017
Every year on April 22nd, Earth Day is celebrated, commemorating the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. According to Earth Day Network (EDN), it is the largest secular observance in the world with more than a billion people celebrating each year. The organization yields Earth Day as a day of action that changes human behavior and provokes policy change.
So, how can you make a difference in your community? Here's a few ways to help you celebrate Earth Day!
Volunteer: Join a local clean-up effort and help beautify your community! For the second year in a row, Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County and Pottstown CARES are teaming up with 12 local organizations to give a little TLC to the borough of Pottstown. Join the cause--Rock the Block tomorrow and give back!
Plant: Whether it's a tree or native plants to help attract pollinators, get your hands dirty and hit the soil! Volunteer at local community gardens such as MOSAIC Community Land Trust and learn more about gardening. You don't have to be a pro to enjoy the many benefits of growing a garden!
Reduce your carbon footprint: Instead of driving around tomorrow, try walking, riding a bike or carpooling with a friend (if you must drive) instead. Help lighten the impact of air pollution on our atmosphere and get outside to enjoy nature's beauty using alternative methods of transportation. Reduce, reuse and recycle whenever possible!
Eat right: Did you know that eating healthier can help create a healthier Earth? Sustainable food is not only good for our bodies, but for the Earth as well.
Show Mother Earth some love this weekend and every day! For more ways to celebrate Earth Day, visit here.