Happy Earth Day!

April 22, 2009 at 10:10 am Leave a comment

earthdayBe kind to the planet today, because April 22 marks the 39th annual celebration of Earth Day.  

Check out National Geographic’s Earth Day Facts page, about how Earth Day first came about, how it’s evolved, and what people are doing to celebrate.

Try the Environmental Protection Agency’s Earth Day resources, or find out information about a specific enviro subject by visiting earthday.gov’s “Learn about issues” pages. 

Be sure to have a little fun by taking earthday.net’s Ecological Footprint Quiz.  Create your eco-avatar and figure out how many Earths it would take to provide enough resources for us, if everyone lived like you.  Questions about the quiz? Go to the Footprint FAQ. 

The answers to the quiz may surprise you – I tried it and I guess I am not as green as I thought!  It would apparently take 4.4 Earths to support humankind if everyone lived like me.  According to the quiz, I should carpool/take public transportation more, and make an effort to buy more items that come in recycled packaging.  If you take the quiz, let me know how many Earths it would take if everyone lived like you.

Happy Earth Day,
Katie

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