This year is the 47th Anniversary of Earth Day. I remember when Earth Day was created. More was being learned about harmful environmental practices after years of unabated development and pollution.
As young people, we had hope that things would turn around and humans could learn to live in more environmentally friendly ways. However, now we face climate change and getting governments, even our own, to do much about it remains a big stumbling block. While special interests continue to hustle politicians in battles over the environment, it’s still possible for the actions of individual consumers to make a difference.
Here are some suggestions to consider as Earth Day approaches on how you can take action to improve the environment:
1. Don’t use pesticides in your yard or garden. Pesticides are harmful to you, your children, grandchildren, pets, and the environment.