Earth’s coming up this weekend, Sunday, April 22, that one day a year when everybody embraces environmentally-friendly practices that they should actually be incorporating into the way they live the other 364 days of the year (or 365, since 2012’s a leap year).
Since everybody these days is on at least one social networking site, it’s become easier than ever to share information with each other. While the majority of the information we share on Twitter and Facebook is breathlessly meaningless, Recyclebank had the great idea that people could use this medium as way to educate and share information about some fairly simple habits that would make big impacts on our dear old planet Earth. To highlight some of the ways, they put together an infographic that details how you people could use different social media in order to effect those changes. Have a look at it below
Then again, we’ve been abusing the Earth for so long that sometimes I reflect with despair upon how we’re already screwed. I’m not worried about the planet, I guess, but I worry about how the planet will likely not suffer us meddling humans for much longer. Because of this, Earth Day always recalls my favorite George Carlin quote about environmental awareness: “The planet is fine. The planet has been through a lot worse than us … The planet isn’t going anywhere; we are. Pack your bags. The planet will shake us off like a bad case of fleas.”