Today is Earth Day. I remember the very first earth day. It was a big deal. Back then we were taught not to litter but that was before bottled water and plastic coffee cups. There is a lot of trash in the woods. Plastics are the most common but there is a lot of aluminum, glass and some fabric too. There is a city-wide clean-up on April 27th.
Much has changed since the first earth day but even then we knew that we would need to change our behavior if we want clean air and water. There are so many things each of us can do to reduce our own carbon emissions. We can walk and bike more and drive less. Drink water from a reusable bottle. Eat less meat and more locally grown food. Consider buying gently used clothes and household items instead of buying new.
Recycle, reuse and reduce.