This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first Earth Day celebration in the United States. Earth Day Canada was founded twenty years ago. Today - Earth Day is celebrated all over the world.
What is Earth Day all about?
The aim of Earth Day is to foster appreciation for the environment and to raise awareness of issues that threaten the environment. The ultimate goal of Earth Day is to educate people to be environmentally conscious and to encourage them to change their habits.
How can I find out about Earth Day Events?
Yes, but what can I do?
Earth Day Canada's motto is: Simple Actions - Big Impact. "Learn about the simple things you can do and take action. Switch to efficient light bulbs, walk and cycle more, use less water, buy local produce and foods. It's small stuff. But here's the thing: if your neighbour does the same thing and your neighbour's neighbour...now that adds up to something substantial."
For more ideas, go to Earth Day Canada's Top 10 Actions to help the environment or test your eco-knowledge by answering Earth Day Canada's Eco Trivia Questions or check out our last year's blog http://torontopubliclibrary.typepad.com/health-and-wellness/2009/04/index.html
You can also check out some of the excellent books available at the Toronto Public Library. To see which branch has a copy of the book and to place a hold, click on the cover below.
Happy Earth Day Canada!