40th Anniversary of Earth Day

Forty years after the first Earth Day, the world is in greater peril than ever. While climate change is the greatest challenge of our time, it also presents the greatest opportunity – an unprecedented opportunity to build a healthy, prosperous, clean energy economy now and for the future.

Earth Day 2010 can be a turning point to advance climate policy, energy efficiency, renewable energy and green jobs. Earth Day Network is galvanizing millions who make personal commitments to sustainability. Earth Day 2010 is a pivotal opportunity for individuals, corporations and governments to join together and create a global green economy.

Last year I did a post on Things you can do for Earth Day. With Earth Day a month away I want to highlight more eco-friendly tips to make you learn to reuse, recycle and rethink your daily routine. It’s time for people to think about the consequences of our choices? What products are better for the earth? and what should we avoid?

I want to challenge each of you to take the Ecological Footprint Quiz (it takes less then 5 minutes) and see what your impact on the Earth is – you might be surprised. Start your quiz now.

What is the Ecological Footprint?
The Ecological Footprint is a resource accounting tool that measures how much biologically productive land and sea is used by a given population or activity, and compares this to how much land and sea is available.

What does the Ecological Footprint measure?
Ecological Footprint accounts answer a specific research question: how much of the biological capacity of the planet is demanded by a given human activity or population? To answer this question, the Ecological Footprint measures the amount of biologically productive land and water area an individual, a city, a country, a region, or all of humanity uses to produce the resources it consumes and to absorb the waste it generates with today’s technology and resource management practices.

Learn more here and please take a moment to post a comment on your favorite Earth day tips.

40th Anniversary of Earth Day
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