This time last year I bought a t-shirt that reads: “Celebrate Earth Day Everyday.” While it’s not always top of mind (top of mind is loving my family, eating right, walking the dog, you get the idea) part of my everyday celebration includes recycling.
I must admit, I wasn’t an early recycler, just as I wasn’t an early non-polluter.
It was that first Earth Day in 1970 at Gary Andrean High School where I learned the basics. I didn’t know throwing straw and gum wrappers in the street was polluting. Yeesh. And I’d always thought I was a good kid!
I really didn’t have a clue.
I guess I wasn’t alone because we all received “Give a Hoot, Don’t Pollute” stickers, among other, valuable green advice. Since then I’ve tried to do my share to save this rich, vast, wonderful blue and green planet we call home.
Today as a member of the Ogden Dunes Environmental Advisory Board, a Master Gardener and lover of the natural world, I’m breaking out my Earth Day shirts and wondering what I can do to help our environment. I thought it might be fun to share some things about Earth Day.
First, is this quiz I found on line. https://worldhistoryproject.org/quizzes/earth_day
(One answer is in this writing!)
I got 16 of 25. What about you? What do you know about Earth Day? (Must admit I had to think twice about the quiz rating me “Antiquarian.”)
While you’re taking that quiz, I’ll write about Recycling Do’s and Don’ts. Sound boring? Then perhaps you’re not recycling. And if were not recycling, our garbage has to be trucked to a landfill to be stored for all time. Wow.