Tomorrow is Earth Day, and here is our last pre-Earth-Day post!
Today’s topic: Earth Day Resolutions. Perhaps not as popular as New Year’s resolutions, but potentially just as important (and probably easier to keep).
Maybe you’ve been thinking about changing your conventional light bulbs to CFLs or LEDs, or eating local. Maybe you’ve decided to walk to work one day a week, or make your own cleaning products or laundry detergent at home. Maybe you know you want to make a change for the greener, but you’re unsure of what to do. You are not alone.
The Earth Day Network has been collecting pledges for “Acts of Green” on their website (click here).
The goal is to reach a billion pledges by Earth Day, which is tomorrow. Right now they’re very close, but they still need YOU to stand up for the planet and make a few changes for the greener. You can see what other people have promised to do, and even select a pledge from popular ones like “Plant a Garden” or “Bike to Work.” Green pledges range from the political to the home-based, and you can pledge as little or as much as you’re ready for.
Specifically interested in reducing your carbon footprint? Check out the website of the Union of Concerned Scientists (click here).
Answer a few questions about your lifestyle, and the UCS will give you 20 ways that you can reduce your carbon footprint by 20% in just 20 days. They’ll even send you a sticker to celebrate how cool and smart you are. Think that one person’s changes can’t make a big difference? Check out the date the UCS has compiled below. Here’s how the world would look if 20 people, 20,000 people, 20 million people, or the entire U.S. population was just a little cooler and smarter.