Sunday, April 22nd is Earth Day! 2012 marks the 42nd Anniversary of the eco-friendly holiday. Earth Day was founded in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, whose goal was to mobilize the globe and bring together environmental activists to promote awareness and education. Adventure travel is a great way to celebrate Earth Day. Be it hiking, kayaking, backpacking, or biking – all are great ways to appreciate the gift of nature. This Earth Day, consider spending it a National Park. In celebration of National Park Week, April 21-29, ALL 397 of your national parks offer free admission, all week long! When planning National Park trips or trips to any destination, consider these 10 green travel trips. They include unplugging all unused appliances when you leave for a trip, using a bandanna instead of a paper napkin, or purchasing reusable batteries for your camera or other battery-operated items. Whether you venture off to a national park or observe earth day in your own neighborhood – small efforts can make a big difference. Here are a few more simple ideas:
Take a walk in your neighborhood and bring along a trash bag to pick up litter along they way.
Select a paperless option for your bank statement delivery or other bills.
Skip the disposable cup today. Drink coffee, soda, or water from something reusable.
How will you celebrate Earth Day (April 22nd)?