Earth Day has been celebrated on April 22nd since 1970. Each year a theme is selected in celebration of the earth and as a reminder that what we do, affects the planet we live on both positively and negatively. This year, the theme is environmental & climate literacy.
Earth Day is recognized worldwide, and dedicated to celebrating the earth. There are many ways to show appreciation of, and respect for the earth - see some examples below.
take time to be outdoors - unplug from electronics and enjoy the earth!
go green - reduce, reuse, recycle
don't drive - walk, run, roller blade or ride a bike for the day
e-waste - don't toss electronics in the trash, find appropriate places to drop them off
plant food - for yourself, neighbourhood or organization
share something - clothing, home or electronics
Below are some neat applications in celebration and recognition of Earth Day.
Earth is Art
This application captures satellite images taken by NASA of the earth, framing them so that they look like artwork that could be displayed in a museum. The images also include details regarding the image presented.
World Wild Life Fund shows the importance of working together to maintain and save the earth in order to protect endangered species. Information regarding the animals endangered is included as well.
Make Change, Not Waste
This application rewards its users with Whole Foods coupons and incentives for making green choices, such as bringing a reusable grocery bag, riding a bike to the store and recycling any materials from produce and products purchased.