Earth Day 2018 is celebrated April 22nd in many countries around the world and this year is the 48th anniversary. Earth Week events run from April 21st to April 28th.
Port St Lucie Earth Day 2018
Port St Lucie’s big event this year was at the OXBOW’s 14th ANNUAL EARTH DAY FESTIVAL: LIVE GREEN AND PROSPER. The Learning Center and had many activities from entertainment, food, Butterfly Garden, and new Florida Heritage Trail with living history exhibits. There was also a 5K run held in the morning around the area.
Many Universities around the country have celebrated this week with events and classes since the first Earth Day in 1970. Today, the celebration of Earth Day is primarily aimed at raising awareness and encouraging everyday citizens around the world to do their part in preserving the Earth, from recycling to reducing one’s carbon footprint. Read this prior post to learn about Earth Day’s history.
This article highlights 25 general “green” improvements that can be made to your home and still provide design style and finishes similar to the most in-demand features of today’s homes.
The article also highlights Acqua Liana, a Triple LEED Certified oceanfront estate in Manalapan that was the first such home built in Florida and the largest residential LEED certified home in the world (picture above). Acqua Liana incorporates every design, construction and operation element of an environmentally responsible green home. The ultra-efficient air conditioning and purification systems, appliances, lighting, solar panels and insulation save nearly 60% on energy costs and provide superior indoor air quality. The water runoff collection system, reclaimed and renewable woods and recycling of over 75% of the construction debris that did not end up in a landfill additionally promote a whole home approach to sustainability.
This article and prior post highlights additional ways to incorporate healthy alternatives, energy saving appliances and water conservation tips, including Recycle Bank, rain water collection and storage systems and Brita water filters. In celebration of Earth Day’s 40th Anniversary in 2011, Lowes had a 1 million tree giveaway. Port St Lucie has an initiative this year for the residents to plant 185,000 trees ( one for every resident) to help sustain and improve our fragile rivers, natural habitats and ecosystem.