Earth Day has come a long way since its founding in 1970 when slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans was commonplace; where industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press; a time when air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity and “Environment” was a word that appeared more often in spelling bees than on the evening news.
Over the years since 1970, millions have found ways to express their environmental commitments through Earth Day. What can you do for Earth Day? The answer is: anything that is meaningful to you and for the environment! Things you can do on your own to celebrate Earth Day include:
- Plant a tree in your yard.
- Pick up litter in your neighborhood.
- Expand your home recycling program.
- Use cloth reusable grocery bags
- Turn off lights when you leave a room
- Turn off the water while shaving or brushing your teeth
- Use public transportation for at least one week
- Deposit unused household hazardous wastes at a local recycling facility
Local Organized Earth Day Activities
The City of SeaTac will be celebrating Earth Day on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM with activities in North SeaTac Park and the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden. Join Neighbors Without Borders Action Committee in removing ivy from trees west of the SeaTac Community Center or join the cleanup party in the botanical garden. Tools will be provided. Please bring your own gloves.