Millions of people around the world gather to celebrate Earth Day with the goal of educating and mobilizing people about environmental issues. The first Earth Day celebration was held on April 22, 1970 and was pretty much responsible for giving birth to the modern environmental movement. At Global Youth Village, every day is Earth Day…

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Unplug appliances when you’re not using them. Or, use a “smart” power strip that senses when appliances are off and cuts “phantom” or “vampire” energy use. Wash clothes in cold water whenever possible. As much as 85 percent of the energy used to machine-wash clothes goes to heating the water. Use a drying rack or…

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