Today, as the world struggles with a new health crisis, it is more important than ever to protect the air, land and water that sustain humanity.
One way is to celebrate Earth Day, now 50 years old. In 1970, millions of Americans joined together and created a movement to address pollution that posed a threat to human health and the environment. April 22nd — Earth Day — was a springboard for decades of global action that has made a positive change for the planet, communities and lives.
Looking to the future, companies, families and individuals are making their energy choices count — reducing their impact on the climate through energy efficiency and support for green power. Now, in honor of Earth Day’s 50th anniversary, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program highlights actions Americans can take to make a difference for years to come.
1) Choose ENERGY STAR certified products for your home. They’re independently certified to save energy, save money and reduce your carbon footprint.
2) Support renewable energy sources. Wind and solar power are widely available, with an increasing number of options for electricity customers across America.
3) Charge your electric vehicle with an ENERGY STAR certified charger. As electric vehicles become more prevalent, smart purchasers can enhance their environmental impact by charging more efficiently.
For further facts and tips, visit www.energystar.gov/EarthDay.