Happy Earth Day–April 22, 2018

Earth Day logo Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970.  This year the focus is on ending, or at least reducing, plastic pollution.  The link above provides tips for individuals, organizations, and  educators.

Individuals can learn by downloading the Plastic Pollution Primer and Action Toolkit.  Basic steps include reduce, refuse, reuse, recycle, and remove.  Next you can act by calculating how much plastic pollution you use daily or occationally  Once you know that, you are encouraged to sign a pledge on the amount of plastic you are willing to stop consuming in the upcoming years.  They  invite you to start or participate in a an event to reduce plastic consumption and share that event on your social media outlets.

There are additional resources for organizations and educators including  a Plastics Pollution Teach-In Toolkit and separate resources for primary/secondary schools and universities.

Celia (blogger of Fig Jam and Lime Cordial) and her family have made made recycling a priority.   Some of her recent blog posts have been chronicling their efforts and how they have had to fine tune them based upon experience.

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13 thoughts on “Happy Earth Day–April 22, 2018”

    1. Indeed! I agree with ortensia. Just as good habits and diets should be cultivated early in life, recycling and other proper environmental practices and awareness need to be taught to young children so that they become responsible adults. Here is my comprehensive and special take on Earth Day at https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/soundeagle-in-earth-day/ with the following mottos:

      Enlarge our purviews and extend our awareness, resolution and compassion to (include) other lifeforms and the environment.

      Be cogent, holistic and consilient on the universal, global and even planetary perspectives.

      Please enjoy!

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  1. I’ve been thinking a lot about plastic lately. I dutifully sort, recycle and try to use less of the stuff, but it’s just so useful in our world. I really hope some smart people are working on more benign substitutes. I heard recently about discovery of some sort of bacteria that eat the stuff. And I think a lot can be done with plant fibers, but we have a long way to go. Thanks for the useful links.

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    1. Hi equipsblog! I am very delighted that you wrote about Earth Day and published a post about it. Thank you for being an “Earth Day Warrior” and “Recycling Advocate”! 🙂

      Hi Audrey! The news about plastic-eating bacteria is true. Unfortunately, there are many kinds of plastic, and those bacteria can only handle a very specific kind of plastic, as far as I can ascertain.

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  2. Audrey, I hope you are correct about the bacteria that can eat plastic. I think I heard the same thing but remember none of the details. I recycle, but not enough. Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial has really worked to reduce her waste footprint to almost nothing.

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