Happy Earth Day! This is a day that I truly don't know what to do. What are we supposed to do for Earth Day? I did a little digging to see what people do for Earth Day and I landed on EarthDay.org and here are some tips that they came up with.

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Ian Forsyth Getty Images
  1. "Join a local park, river or beach clean-up."
  2. "Use environmentally-friendly, non-toxic cleaning products."
  3. "Replace inefficient incandescent light bulbs with efficient CFLs or LEDs."
  4. "Carpool, ride your bike, use public transportation or drive an electric or hybrid car. Reduce your carbon footprint by one pound for every mile you do not drive."
  5. "Keep your tires properly inflated and get better gas mileage. Reduce your carbon footprint 20 pounds for each gallon of gas saved."
  6. "Change your car’s air filter regularly."
  7. "Teleconference instead of traveling. If you fly five times per year, those trips are likely to account for 75% of your personal carbon footprint."
  8. "Stop using disposable plastics, especially single-use plastics like bottles, bags, and straws."
  9. "Recycle paper, plastic, and glass. Reduce your garbage by 10% and your carbon footprint by 1,200 pounds a year.
  10. "Donate your old clothes and home goods instead of throwing them out.
  11. "When you need something, consider buying used items."

What are you planning to do on Earth Day? What can we do in the Ark-La-Tex to make a difference?

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