The Earth911 team gathers, again, from the far corners of this isolated country to talk about the opportunities to improve our lives and reduce our impact on the planet in the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown. Join Mitch Ratcliffe and Sarah Lozanova for a conversation about keeping sane and adding sustainability education for your kids while stuck at home. We also talk more about the phenomenal evidence from the pandemic that many individual actions, such as reducing driving and closing ports, have had on environmental quality around the world. Los Angeles’ air is cleaner than any time in memory, the water in Venice is clear, and the Earth is shaking less. We can all clearly see that millions of small changes add up.
We also urge you to get ready to participate in Earth Day online. This is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, a massive citizen action that gave us the Environmental Protection Agency, the Clean Air Act, and the Clean Water Act. Because of the COVID-19 crisis, this year’s plan to get one billion people onto the streets for Earth Day have been moved online. Earth911’s Gemma Alexander explored the online programs for Earth Day Foodprints for the Future, Earth Challenge, EARTHRISE, and Great Global Cleanup you can join during the week of April 22. If you are stuck at home, do something for your planet!
And we answer your Earthling Questions! This week, learn how to dispose of weed killer containers, whether it is a good idea to crush soup cans before recycling, and how a hair salon can start recycling effectively.