Earth day is an annual event to demonstrate support for environmental protection. People are expected to do activities that will benefit the Earth. But at this time, it is pretty hard for us to participate in this event since we can't go out whenever we want. Here are some ways how to celebrate Covid-Free Earth Day.
How Earth Day Started
Earth Day was first held on April 22, 1970, to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
Decades ago, America was involved in consuming leaded gas, which belched out smoke and sludge that caused air pollution. Inspired by the coed effort, Senator Nelson wanted to infuse the energy of student anti-war protests with an emerging public consciousness about air and corrosion. Senator Nelson announced the concept for a teach-in on college campuses to the national media and persuaded Pete McCloskey, a conservation-minded Republican Congressman, to function as his co-chair. They recruited Denis Hayes, a young activist, to prepare the campus teach-ins and choose April 22, a weekday falling between Break and Final Exams, to maximize the best student participation.
Recognizing its potential to inspire all Americans, Hayes built a national staff of 85 to market events across the land. The effort soon broadened to incorporate a good range of organizations, faith groups, and others. They changed the name to Earth Day, which immediately sparked national media attention and caught on across the country. By the top of 1970, the primary Earth Day led to the creation of the US Environmental Protection Agency and, therefore, the passage of other first of their kind environmental laws, including the National Environmental Education Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and also the Clean Air Act.
How to Celebrate a Covid-Free Earth Day
Doing simple things like conserving energy by turning the faucet off will save up to 8 gallons of water a day. Since washing hands is essential now, you can save water by turning off the tap for few seconds while you're scrubbing your hands with soap.
Another thing you can do to conserve energy is to unplug appliances when not in use. This way, you don't be wasting energy, and also you can cut off your expenses on your electric bill. Did you know that 90% of the energy in your washing machine is through heating the water? So, to save energy, you can wash your laundry in a cold water setting, not only for energy conservation but it is also beneficial to your clothes since cold water can remove stains from clothing. You can also consider selecting an air-dry cycle for your dishes to save about 15% of their energy use. If the option is not available on your dishwasher, just open its door to let your dishes dry.
Cook your own food
If you're the one who always wants to eat delivered and take-out foods, rethink how it's impacting the Earth. By cooking your own food, you can cut back the waste produced by the food packaging, bag, and plastic cutlery. Moreover, it can be beneficial to your health since the majority of fast foods endangers our health. Why not try to make your own food today in celebration of Earth Day? It's an enjoyable thing to do.
Make DIY cleaning products
Running out of kitchen cleaner, but you're afraid to go out because of Covid? Don't worry! You can make a do it yourself cleaning products. For kitchen cleaner and deodorizer, you can use 4 tbsp. of baking soda and 1 quart of warm water, use it as a cleaner for kitchen counters and refrigerators and be used as deodorizers.
Got your glass window dirty? Just mix 2 cups of water, ½ cup white/apple cider vinegar, ¼ cup rubbing alcohol with 70% concentration, and you're good to go. Pour them in a spray bottle and clean your glass with no chemicals.
DIY cleaning products aid the use of chemical cleaning products that contain harmful ingredients which destroy our ecosystem.
Choose eco-friendly products
Online shops are in demand right now since people are limited to go out. Choose eco-friendly products over single-use items to take part in helping save our environment.
All of our produce bags are designed to be multi-purpose so you're not limited to using them for just produce. They're also great as toy storage, laundry bag for delicate and anything that fits in it. We also have handmade baskets that are made by local villagers in Morocco. All of our bags are made from premium quality and reusable materials, which helps in reducing the use of disposable plastics, which continue to destroy our environment.