NASHVILLE, Tenn. - For nearly 40 years, Earth Day has brought massive attention and appreciation for the Earth's environment.
From the energy we use to the cars that we drive. It all affects the Earth in some way.
Reduce the use of it all is something Gina Kocevar thinks about daily. She said while Earth Day is a reminder of what she should do, it's the future that makes her act on it now.
"I'd like to see my grand kids grow up in a place not cover up in garbage," said Kocevar.
John McFadden with the Tennessee Environmental Council said there are little things we all can do to preserve the earth.
The first thing he recommended was plant trees and flowers, they serve as natural air filters.
"Communities that have more trees have less child asthma and have less pulmonary diseases," said McFadden.
Another suggestion was to consider using compact fluorescent instead of the traditional incandescent light bulbs.
"The compact fluorescents do cost a little more, but they will save you that overtime," said McFadden.
Other suggestions include unplugging cell phone charges when not in use, and wash your clothes in cold water.
Also take old clothes and electronic to places like the Salvation Army or the Goodwill to help reuse items and help others in need.