Today we celebrate the 46th year of Earth Day, a day to raise public awareness about our environmental issues regarding clean air, clean water, and pollution. Since its founding in 1970, Earth Day has sparked a movement that has led to the creation of important acts such as the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts.
This Earth Day is extra special because the United States and 120 other countries will finally sign the Paris Agreement. With this, each country agrees to work together to combat greenhouse gas emissions starting from 2020 and onward.
While the government makes big changes in the environment, you can make small changes at home. You can start by carrying a reusable water bottle, taking shorter showers, or even eating less meat. Here are five other ways you can live greener, too. Happy Earth Day 2016!