This week is a time to really celebrate Mother Earth for who she is, starting today – Earth Day. Sure, it’s not quite Mother’s Day yet (it won’t be until next month), but we’re talking about Mother Earth here – the biggest mother we’ll all have. This week is an opportunity for everyone to get involved in the movement to support our biggest provider and caretaker, if you will. Here are the top five green trends this week.
Who’s Making the Earth-day Cake?
We all deep down inside enjoy our birthdays – it’s the one day of the year where we can expect everyone around us to make a big deal about us and not feel ashamed about it. The same goes for Mother Earth, who will be enjoying her big day today on April 22 – Earth Day – and likely several globe-shaped Earth Day cakes to go with it. The green trend for this week is for the earth to be mobilized: In fact, more than a whopping one billion people this week will participate in local Earth Day 2012 events and demand that governments, organizations and individuals themselves do their part in an effort to protect the planet and express their appreciation of the home in which we all live.
Mother Earth Needs a Little Prayer, Too
Churchgoing is for treehuggers, too. Today as the world celebrates Earth Day, more people are actually bringing their passion for saving the earth right to the church pulpit – something that was almost taboo years ago. During previous Earth Day events, some religious leaders essentially argued that humans have dominion over the earth and thus have the license to use up all resources as they wish, with no restraint. However, this year is different. In fact, on the eve of Earth Day – April 21st – Christians from around the globe gathered for a night of celebration, worship and prayer. And, why not do that this week? Mother Earth sure could use some prayer.
Finally Make “Rush Hour” a True Rush Hour
This week, more people are paying attention to their gas gauge in a new way and actually making their “rush hour” period an actual rush hour. That means no more annoying idling in congested interstate traffic, which not only is a hassle but also emits extra unnecessary greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. More workers are wising up this week by checking their traffic updates in the morning to determine the best routes so as to save on gas and time as well as save some harm to the earth.
This Week, You Have an Excuse to Get out of the Cubicle
With Earth Day today, you can bet that more employees in America’s workforce this week are taking advantage of workdays to use to volunteer to make the Earth a little healthier and prettier by picking up trash, participating in recycling initiatives and doing other green acts of kindness. They are getting out of their cubicles and into the community this week, and at those workplaces that do not have community service days, they are bringing the message to human resource departments to implement one. After all, what better week than the week of Earth Day to devote some time to finally taking care of the home that gives us all the opportunity to actually work that job, play and essentially live?
The Green Movement Is Electric
Even the individuals who haven’t bought into the “green hype” yet are becoming more green- conscious than they realize this week. After having received admonition to watch their electricity use – advice that actually will put more “greens” into their pocket anyway – more people are unplugging their gadgets when they are not in use. This includes unplugging their television, appliances and other electronics when not home. After all, Americans waste more than $1 billion each year powering these devices –and that’s a billion dollars worth of energy that could be landing back into their bank accounts in addition to keeping Mother Earth in better shape.
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