Did you know that Earth Day is the world’s largest civic holiday and is celebrated in 192 countries? It’s only fair that we dedicate a day every year to appreciating this little blue marble we live on. And we could all be doing more to live lightly and keep the earth as blue and green as possible (the way we like it) so why not take today as a reason to re-commit to taking care of our dear old Planet? Here are three totally manageable ways to say thanks to the planet we call Earth:
Three Things you can do to love the Earth today:
Park your Car for one (1) Day
Plan ONE car free day – if not today then this weekend. Try walking, biking or taking public transit … or just stay home and relax. If none of those things work for you … take a few minutes to consider how you can re-adjust your life in the medium or long term to make them more possible. Do you need to tune up your bike, or consider a move to a more walkable neighborhood?
If not driving for one day (this year) does seem easy, try upping the dosage – what would you need to do to drop driving from your life one day a month, or week. Can you commute without driving? Work remotely? Run a few errands on foot? If you really take this idea to the max, you might benefit from a low driving incentive program like the MetroMile is advertising all over town.