Protecting our planet starts with us. Buying vintage/secondhand clothing reduces water usage, pollution and landfill waste. Maybe it is time to rethink our shopping habits. There are already enough awesome clothes in the planet. Let’s wear them. If everyone in the US bought just one item used instead of new in 2019, we would have a huge collective and positive impact on the planet. The choices we make matter. To our planet. To our kids.

Little bit of history on how and when it all started. Earth Day (U.S.) is an annual event always celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. A month layer, a separate Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson, the “Father of Earth Day”, as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. The Earth Day celebrated in the U.S. is different from The International Earth Day. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was formed in a direct result of the first Earth Day in 1970.

What can we do to celebrate and help save the Earth? We can plant a tree, buy reusable bags, use a refillable water bottle, get produce from local farmer’s market.