Earth Day!

April 18, 2019

The first Earth Day was held April 22, 1970 to protest industrial development and the devastating effects that accompanied it. While we have made great strides holding corporations accountable to protect our planet, we have more work to do, especially as attempts to roll back environmental protections continue. Different events are planned across the state. Please check out the State Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection’s website for more details here.

Earth Day reminds us that we must take care of our planet, and that we must dispose of our waste responsibly to protect our natural resources for generations to come. The trash we leave behind can disrupt ecosystems, endanger wildlife, and contaminate the water we drink and the air we breathe.

We cannot take our surroundings for granted by polluting them and depending on future generations to clean it up.

To learn more about Earth Day, please visit the Environmental Protection Agency website by clicking here.

You can also find out what your contribution to climate change is by using the EPA’s Carbon Footprint Calculator and learn how to reduce it by clicking here.

If you would like more information about Earth Day or what you can do to reduce your contribution to climate change, visit the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection or the Environmental Protection Agency websites.

This Earth Day, I encourage you to help plant the seeds of awareness for larger environmental protection and conservation efforts.