• Throwback Thursdays

    The History of Earth Day

    Welcome to my new category of posts, Throwback Thursdays! Here I will be looking back on notable moments in the history of environmentalism. With Earth Day approaching, I thought I would discuss how this wonderful day came to be. Earth Day, April 22nd, is the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. At the time, Americans were burning through leaded gas like it was their job. Large corporations expelled smoke and sludge without any consideration of the environmental consequences. In fact, the word “environment” was hardly seen or talked about anywhere. The idea for Earth Day came to be when founder Gaylord Nelson, a senator from…

  • Pro Tip Tuesdays

    A Tree-Free Home

    As Earth day approaches, it is important to keep our tree friends in mind, for obvious reasons. It is no secret that billions of trees are chopped down per year (about 15.3 billion to be exact) for a variety of our everyday household items.┬áTrees provide us with clean air and reduce the amount of Co2 in the atmosphere, so it is important that we greatly reduce deforestation rates before it is too late. Here are some simple changes you can make for a more tree-free home: Replace paper towels with a set of cloth towels for cleaning. Old T-shirts also make for great towels! Simply wash and re-use. Replace paper…