Year-Round Celebration of 'Earth Day' Urged

Published 04.27.2009


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.