4/17/2018 12:14:37 PM
In 1970, the first Earth Day inspired 20 million Americans and launched the modern environmental movement. It rallied support from people of all walks of life and led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and passage of the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts.
Today, 48 years later, the annual Earth Day celebration on April 22 is both a chance to renew our commitment to a healthy environment and a reminder of how easy it can be to improve our natural environment by conserving energy (and saving money in the process).
Earth Day 2018 is focused on reducing plastic pollution. The Earth Day Network offers a toolkit to help individuals and organizations take action to end plastic pollution.
On Earth Day, and every day, the Minnesota Department of Commerce encourages Minnesotans to save on energy use and reduce carbon pollution. Here are 10 simple ways that Minnesotans can make a difference
More on saving energy can be found in the Home Energy Guide published by the Minnesota Department of Commerce. To receive a paper copy, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Energy Information Center at 800-657-3710.
Minnesota Energy Tips is provided twice a month by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources. Contact the division’s Energy Information Center at email@example.com or 800-657-3710 with energy questions.