Each year, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd to remind us of the environmental issues that we face in the world we live in. This year marks the 51st anniversary of the holiday! There are a number of ways to celebrate Earth Day, but they all revolve around the same general principle: respecting your planet and acknowledging the responsibility you have to do so.
Earth Day symbolizes a global desire to protect the planet and inspires thousands of actions – big and small – every year. Importantly, Earth Day serves as a reminder that collective action can make a difference.
One of Regina’s hobbies that she enjoys doing for herself and for her friends and family is refreshing her or their indoor and outdoor spaces by adding flowers or replanting plants. Flowers and fresh plants dont just add life and beauty to your spaces and environment, but they also greatly benefit our health, social well being and world we live in like:
- Flowers reduce the amount of carbon we have in our environment; they take in carbon dioxide and create oxygen.
- Flowers, trees and shrubs help to reduce dust and smoke from the air to improve air quality.
- Flowers also aid in decreasing soil erosion, so less sediment is washed into local lakes and streams.