What have you done since Earth Day "With Your Own Two Hands?" The Environmental Protection Agency asks us to "Pick 5 for the Environment," making Earth Day a reminder of what we should be doing year-round to reduce our environmental footprint at home and in the garden, at work/school, while shopping, in our community and on the road. Reflect on the 10 Actions: Use less water; commute without polluting; save electricity; reduce, reuse, recycle; test your home for radon; check your local air quality; use chemicals safely; reuse and recycle electronics; enjoy the outdoors safely; and spread the word to family and friends. To get started and commit, visit the EPA online
. As Jack Johnson sang in the film "Curious George," "We can clean-up the Earth with our own two hands." The weekly Green Tip is a cooperative venture of the Energy Conservation Subcommittee (part of Penn College's Governance system) and the School of Natural Resources Management's Horticulture Department. Contacts for the feature are Gail B. Landers
, group leader at the Children's Learning Center and a subcommittee member, and Carl J. Bower Jr.
, horticulture instructor.