Springing into Earth Day



Plant a tree to celebrate earth day!

Bianca Dumitrescu, Staff Writer

Spring is finally here, and that means Earth Day is here too. Earth Day is a holiday that often gets overlooked in April. This year, it will take place on Sunday, April 22. It has been established as an international celebration since 1970, and its mission is to bring support and awareness to environmental protection.

There are several simple ways to show the Earth some love this spring season:

The first being the three R’s taught to every elementary student: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle! Although this seems cliché, these three habits have a significant impact. The most effective way to save natural resources and protect the environment is to minimize waste.

“To recycle is to give new life to things in a world where anything less than perfect is disposal,” said senior Aella Reyes.

Another easy way to be eco-friendly is to conserve energy in the house. This can be done by minimizing use of electricity, turning off the water while brushing teeth, and taking shorter showers. Although making these small changes may not seem radical enough, a little goes a long way.

According to the Glen Canyon Institute, “Every day in the United States, we drink about 110 million gallons of water. The average American uses 140-170 gallons of water per day. A leaky faucet can waste 100 gallons a day,” said Glen Canyon Institute.

Earth Day is about the community coming together to celebrate and give back to our environment.

Just imagine how much energy could be saved if everyone was a little more frugal with habits.

On a final note, a meaningful way to celebrate Earth Day is to actually go outside and plant something in the ground. It is common knowledge that trees are vital to the environment and provide food, shelter, and oxygen. According to the Earth Day Network, one mature tree produces as much oxygen as 10 people inhale. So, what better way to give back to the Earth than planting a tree?

Earth Day is all about celebrating the environment by taking action to protect and preserve it. Whether it is planting a tree, changing daily tendencies, or simply spreading more bringing awareness to the cause, anyone can get involved. To learn more about how to participate in Earth Day this year, visit https://www.earthday.org/.