Today marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. Starting in 1970, the significance is to encourage environmental respect and change mankind’s behavior to lessen our impact on the earth. Fast forward to 2015, more than 141 nations participate globally on the annual event, including more than six million Canadians.
What can you do to take action and become a part of the largest environmental event in the world? Here are some great tips to make a difference today and every day to follow:
Turn your lights off
Between 8:30pm-9:30pm you can partake in Earth Hour. Turn off your electronics and opt for candlelight board games with your family instead! You can incorporate this to your every day routine by remembering to turn out the lights each time you leave the room and encourage others to do the same.
Instead of driving to and from work, try taking public transit, walking, biking or carpooling. By making this a part of your routine, you can live a more active lifestyle, socialize and save money that you would have otherwise spent on gas.
Reduce, Re-use, Recycle
This is one that has been drilled into us since we were kids, but it is also one of the most important! You can save a lot of time and money by not allowing your eyes to be bigger than your stomach. Only purchase and cook as much as you can consume or use, re-use and re-purpose any products you can, and remember to dispose of empty containers and garbage properly with your blue and green bins.
Participate in community events and clean ups
Remember to check your local paper or government websites to find events happening in your community. This is a great way to have fun and make a difference.
Here at Move Magazine we believe in corporate social responsibility and continually strive to make a difference within the community by reducing, re-using, and recycling. We would like to encourage others to do the same so that together, we can protect our planet for years to come.