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April 22nd is Earth Day, and Twoppics is seeing green.
What a difference 40 years makes...Earth Day started out in 1970 as a grassroots movement - today people, businesses and politicians participate in the holiday. Twitter is full of links to charities, and tips to go green; for instance, did you know that shortening your shower by two minutes everyday would add up to 1700 gallons of water saved at the end of a year?
Events and demonstrations are being held around the country. In New York City, Mayor Bloomberg will be in Times Square to announce measures to reduce New York's impact on the environment. Then the organization Keep America Beautiful will partner with PepsiCo to introduce recycling kiosks called meant to increase the recycling rates for beverage containers - currently just 36% of plastuic containers are recycled.
But if being greens sounds like there is just too much to constantly consider, and it is too much effort, just remember: there's an app for that! This Earth Day, snag a great free app, like the super convenient Good Guide which helps you find safe, healthy and sustainable products while you shop by scanning the product's barcode to view ratings for the health, environment and social responsibility of the item.
@anyadeepak tweets I am so happy it's earth day and everyone is talkinggreen. Its not a fad anymore.
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