Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Earth Day is April 22 - Spread the Word!

Earth Day was founded in 1970 by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as a way to make people aware of the importance of keeping our planet healthy.

Anything that we do to help our planet supports Earth Day (or any day of the year).  A few examples are:
  • walk instead of driving, when possible
  • clean up litter from a park or along a road
  • recycle and use recycled items
  • donate things instead of throwing them away

Do some homesteading, no matter where you live.
  • plant a tree
  • plant some herbs
  • plant and grow your own vegetable garden (containers work if you don't have ground space)
  • collect rain water to use on gardens and flowers

Part of Earth Day is also educating others about threats and dangers that are still prevalent in our society.

I was recently approached by Emily from Community Outreach for Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance to help spread the word about the ongoing dangers of asbestos.  Asbestos is a dangerous mineral that can cause a cancer called Mesothelioma.

Some things to know about asbestos:
  • It can exist in buildings that were built prior to 1980, including homes, schools, and commercial buildings.
  • It is commonly found in floor and ceiling tiles, roofs, adhesives, and insulation.
  • It is still dangerous after being disposed of in landfills because it is an airborne toxin.

I DID NOT KNOW that asbestos is still being mined and used today!  For more information, read this article  found on

Do something for our earth day today.
Help spread the word about asbestos.

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1 comment:

  1. All wonderful ideas to help our planet. We do many of these on our farm.


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