Near April 22, people around the world return to their roots, literally, and take stock of eco-friendly practices and environmental initiatives.
Though the days of actual observances vary by group, the April 22 date was founded in the United States by US Sen. Gaylord Nelson in 1970. It's based on the principle that humans are caretakers, or trustees, of natural resources that should be conserved and maintained for the benefit of all people.
5 Ways to Honor Earth Day
- Become superheroes for the environment via the team for Frisco's Environmental Services; for exact steps, projects and ideas about making environmentally conscious decisions, visit FriscoTexas.gov/454/Get-Involved.
- Start personal composting with vegetable peelings, fruit waste, teabags, plant prunings, grass cuttings, cardboard egg boxes, scrunched up paper and fallen leaves.
- Invest in a reusable coffee/beverage tumbler.
- Use eco-friendly cleaning products.
- Organize a community outdoor cleanup event or an environmental fair.