Will You Do Your Part?

We recently celebrated Earth Day. Some people may know quite a bit about what celebrating Earth Day is all about, I however, did not. So I did a little research. Sure, I know it’s about protecting our environment, but I wanted to know more. Is it really a holiday? What actions can someone like me take? And can I really make a difference? These were just some of my questions.

We hear all the time in the news about the climate change and global warming, but Earth Day is much much more. It’s about taking pride and care of our earth. We’re not going to live forever, and what we do now effects our environment for future generations. So what’s something we can all do to help make this earth last? Well for one, we can all recycle.

Did you know that the average American will throw away 600 times their adult weight in trash? That’s crazy! In all that trash and garbage we toss, how much of that can be recycled? Everyone can recycle their glass, aluminum cans, newspapers, and magazines. There are many places in the Tulsa area that are geared toward recycling and there’s even the option of the city’s curbside recycling program.

Obviously there are more ways than just recycling to get involved in saving our planet. But recycling is one the easiest steps to take and it’s a place to start. And something as simple as planting trees can help clear the air we breathe. Pollution is something we need to take into consideration. Plant a few trees in your yard or a local garden. Claremore, OK is starting a community garden. What a great idea! This will not only benefit our environment, but it will also provide fresh produce. Go organic!

After reading about Earth Day and some of the ways that I can help and get involved, I realize it’s not that hard. It’s just a matter of choosing some way to make a difference and sticking to it. You never know who you might affect by your actions. If we all did our part, think how different this world would be. Are you taking part? Are you making a difference for better or worse?

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