Each April 22, millions of people around the world take the time to focus on the world and not only its bounty, but its well being. Festivals, events and activities can be found at cities and destinations around the globe.
Celebrated in over 175 countries around the globe, Earth Day is a time to celebrate and give back to the earth. First held on April 22, 1970, this holiday continues to grow and offer new and exciting events and activities perfect for you and your family. A few of the top events include:
- EarthFair at Grand Central
- Earth Day Food and Wine Festival in California
- Earth Day build with Habitat for Humanity in Maryland
Other fantastic festivals and celebrations are found around the globe including state and national parks, cities and states in the U.S. and elsewhere as well.
Understanding the importance of this day, there are many ways with which you can relax and enjoy this day as well as do your part to be earth conscious while you travel including:
Make sure your appliances are unplugged before you go to prevent trickle. Many people are unaware that even leaving an appliance plugged in drains energy, it does not have to be on. Often referred to as phantom or vampire energy waste, you can eliminate this by simply unplugging.
Travel non stop. Though this may cost more, most of the energy used by planes is consumed during landings and take offs making the fewer stops you use, more beneficial to the environment.
Pack light, even a few pounds can add up. Not only is this more convenient for you, but if everyone reduces at the same time, results can be quite large. Less weight means less power.
Use public transportation as it saves energy and gas. Mass transportation has become a very efficient way to travel in most European cities and larger cities throughout the world today.
Stay at a green hotel. Many will prominently display their participation in the green movement.
Turn off lights and air when not in use. Leave only what is necessary on and turn the rest off.
Recycle Recycle Recycle
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