Celebrate Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary

As millions shelter in place because of COVID-19, there have been natural benefits for the world at large. You can actually enjoy the skyline in Los Angeles, California, due to an enormous reduction of smog. In Venice, Italy, the famous waterways are crystal clear due to a decrease in water pollution.

Closer to home, one of the ways Memorial Health System contributes to recycling efforts is to partner with Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach, a medical surplus recovery organization, to donate medical equipment and supplies we no longer need.

What can you do to help? Look around with fresh eyes at your neighborhood and help us celebrate Earth Day. Consider the following ideas to honor the spirit of Earth Day and make a positive difference in our world.

  • Go for a walk and pick up trash.
  • Amp up your recycling efforts.
  • Fix things instead of buying new.
  • Reduce trash output.
  • Research easy compost methods.
  • Plant flowers or a garden.
  • Use reusable containers when possible.