An important day

Apr. 21, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

It's not a day where we get time off from work or when banks are closed but it shares just as much importance.

Started in 1970, Earth Day was set during a time when "going green" was not even a blip on our lexicon radar.

Now, it has become a more common phrase.

Recycling has become a regular part of daily life.

Purchasing appliances that are rated for energy efficiency are what consumers look for more now than ever.

Kitchen faucets, toilets and shower heads use less water.

Despite those advances, there is more to be done.

Look within the community. Take the time to find ways of creating less trash. Encourage neighbors to recycle.

It can even be something as simple as planting a tree.

Whatever it is, remember that "going green" is no longer something to be laughed at or mocked. It is, however, something to be practiced.


— Matthew Clark