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Today’s Solutions: June 23, 2024

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16 fun ways to celebrate Earth Day this year

Tomorrow, April 22nd, you can honor Earth Day by learning about your ecosystem and contributing to its health. Here are 16 great activities you can participate in to celebrate Earth Day! Get outside Make a bird feeder for your yard Birds are essential to ecosystems. Making a bird feeder is a Read More...

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April is Earth Month! 5 effective Earth Day campaigns and the holiday's history

April is Earth Month, a time to celebrate and protect our world. The annual Earth Day celebration on April 22 draws more than a billion people, making it the greatest civic event in the world.  Earth Month is an expansion of the Earth Day movement, which originated in the early 1970s in the Read More...

Star trails during the Lyrid Meteor Shower, April 2020, Herefordshire, UK.

How to catch the Lyrid meteor shower this Earth Day

Earth Day is an international celebration of our beautiful planet and a reminder of what steps we need to take to save it. The date marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement which started in 1970. This Earth Day, the stars have aligned (so to speak) to bring us the Read More...

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4 eco-conscious ways to dispose of old clothing

Once you’ve exhausted a garment to the point that it can no longer be mended, it can be tempting to simply throw it into the regular trash. However, doing so will only send them to the landfill where they will generate greenhouse gases and leach harmful dyes and chemicals into the soil as they Read More...

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Celebrate Earth Day by planting native plants… and then neglecting them

A lot of the time, human intervention is less effective than letting nature take its own course. So, this year, why not honor Mother Nature by giving her free rein over your garden. Instead of wishing for perfectly manicured lawns and pristine landscaping, imagine instead a fairytale-like oasis Read More...

Happy Earth Day

Love and Action: Happy Earth Day!

“There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.” — Marshall McLuhan, philosopher   As far as we know, Earth is the best place in the Universe.  The search for life beyond our planet and even our solar system is ongoing, and one day we could very well make the Read More...

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This campaign encourages dog owners to collect litter while they walk

There are plenty of benefits to being a dog owner, one of which is that having a dog encourages you to be more active, which is great for your health. According to a 2019 study published in Scientific Reports, dog owners spend almost 300 minutes per week walking their dogs, which is a whopping 200 Read More...

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The Climate Diet: A guide to living for a greener future

We at The Optimist Daily are big fans of lifestyle changes that contribute towards slashing greenhouse gas emissions and offer a sense of autonomy in creating a greener future. We’ve written at length about the benefits of shifting towards a plant-based lifestyle and reducing personal waste and Read More...

How to reduce your energy cons

How to reduce your energy consumption while sheltering at home

COVID-19 shutdowns have reduced overall energy consumption greatly in the US. Without businesses, factories, and offices running, it is estimated that the country’s overall energy use will drop by 3 percent in 2020. However, energy use in many homes is on the rise. Isolating at home has people Read More...

The case for making Earth Day

The case for making Earth Day an official company holiday

Earth Day is an opportunity to honor our most precious asset and serves as a reminder of the very real responsibility we have to protect our planet — a planet that is in dire need of help. The sad thing is that many companies don’t take the chance to take part in Earth Day. While St. Read More...