We all recognize the Fourth of July as America’s birthday, but there’s another day that also celebrates the stars and stripes – the actual stars and stripes – Flag Day, which is recognized every June 14. The flag of the United States is an enduring symbol of freedom and is a representation of the country’s ideals. Flag Day has been commemorated for more than 100 years, reminding citizens of our history and the underlying principles of loyalty to and love of country.
Vital to American citizens’ fundamental love of country is caring for its natural beauty. From the majestic Rocky Mountains to Florida’s unique Everglades; from the wide-reaching Mojave desert to the Northeast’s magnificent rocky coastline: the United States has so many natural resources to protect and defend.
Living a green, sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle is a wonderful way to help preserve the country’s environment. Recycling more, walking instead of driving, following a vegetarian or vegan diet, adopting renewable power and creating less waste are just a few ways to ensure that the planet is a healthier place.
For all those energy-expending activities you simply can’t avoid (using your computer, talking on your mobile phone, air travel, local commutes, etc.), terrapass carbon offsets will help balance out your carbon footprint, and balancing your carbon footprint is a meaningful way to protect and improve the U.S. environment and the planet we inhabit. Carbon offsets support emission reduction projects across the United States. They’re also simple to use and very affordable. For every 1,000 pounds of offsets you purchase, you’ll take the equivalent of 1,000 pounds of CO2 out of our beautiful nation’s atmosphere. Get started here!
If you’re concerned about safeguarding the country’s vital waterways and water supply, you can invest in Water Restoration Certificates, or WRCs, which restore water to severely depleted ecosystems. WRCs fund water restoration projects reviewed and approved by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Highly affordable and easy to use, a WRC purchase directly contributes to the restoration of recreational and ecological vitality in critical freshwater ecosystems. Click here for more information on how WRCs contribute to protecting the nation’s water supply and water quality.
We hope you celebrate this Flag Day in thoughtful, eco-friendly style. And be sure to check out these tips for throwing a sustainable Flag Day soiree!
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