This is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day! Now more than ever we need to take a moment to think about what it means and why we have a day dedicated for it. Holidays and observances are saved for the truly significant and this is no exception.
Take part in Earth Day and think about incorporating a new daily habit into your lifestyle. It’s not hard – here are some ideas from Chicago Climate Action Plan that will put money back in your pocket!
Being a member of The Sierra Club has shown me many ways to make simple changes.
Lastly, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE take 20 minutes to watch this very informative video by Annie Leonard, THE STORY OF STUFF. If this is the ONE THING you do as part of Earth Day, then you’ve done a great deal!!! Half of change is knowledge!
If you don’t have 20 minutes, then here’s a quick fact sheet from the video?and NO, it can’t be absorbed by osmosis!
What can you do to help? After all, we ALL play a part in our past, present and future!
Happy Earth Day!
* Based on overall area average heating and air conditioning use. Individual results will vary.
** Assumes vehicle drive 12,500 miles annually.
*** Assumes replacing a 150 W bulb for 8 hours every night for 365 days with a solar powered light.
**** Assumes baseline of average Chicago vehicle travel of 9,138.07 miles.