Make Earth Day Every Day

Every April 22 is Earth Day, which is a great day to repeat every day of the year. One way to celebrate is to put a playlist together of environmental songs. Then throw a party that includes organic food and other ways to get back to nature. Here's a sample list of great songs about the Earth:

Beatles - Mother Nature's Son
John Denver - Rocky Mountain High
Joni Mitchell - Woodstock
Duran Duran - Planet Earth
Rush - Trees
Yes - Don't Kill The Whale
Jimi Hendrix - Earth Blues
Grateful Dead - Throwing Stones
John Cougar Mellencamp - Rain On The Scarecrow
REO - Stand
Dave Matthews Band - Don't Drink The Water
Julian Lennon - Saltwater
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Clear Blue Skies
Zager & Evans - In The Year 2525
Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
Brothers Four - Greenfields
Joe Walsh - Song For a Dying Planet
Neil Young - Mother Earth
Midnight Oil - Earth and Sun and Moon
Jack Johnson - The 3Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

How To Help Save The Planet

There are plenty of other songs or artists that has associated with eco-friendly causes. Jackson Browne, for example, owns a solar home. Cake records music at a solar-powered studio. John Denver was one of the most vocal artists on environmental protection. One of his most pronounced songs about the green movement was "Earth Day Every Day (Celebrate)."

Group discussions about the environment in another way to help spread the word about sustainability. Recycling is one of the most basic ways to enter help play a role in keeping the earth clean. Plastic and glass bottles, along with tin cans are widely recycled. If you can't get a group together in person, join environmental discussion groups on social media.

In 2017 many major cities are still powered by coal plants. Coal is one of the dirtiest forms of energy production, but luckily it's on the decline. Many coal workers suffer from lung cancer. Kentucky, a major coal mining state, also has the highest cancer rate, partly due to tobacco smoke. One solution involves converting former coal mines into solar farms. Another solution to pollution is to clean the air with indoor plants.

Created by Alex Cosper