Earth Day is April 22, and the Take It Up For Earth Day and Act for the Planet campaigns are in full swing! Sometimes, showing you care isn’t just about your actions, it’s about what you know. Commit to Care: detox your personal care routine. Do you know about the carcinogens in your shampoo? The lead in your lipstick? Care about your exposure to toxic chemicals and take a closer look at the ingredients in your personal care products. You may not like what you find, but you can certainly do something about it. Each morning, an average person uses around 15 personal care items that contain roughly 100 toxic ingredients! Try out alternatives to toxic products. In Canada, companies are not required to provide a complete list of ingredients in cosmetic products, and many harmful substances can be found within them, in our bodies and in the environment. Choose products that are healthier and make better environmentally sound purchasing decisions. While kids don’t have control over a lot of purchases, they can still show they care by helping out birds. The kid-friendly Act for the Planet campaign has lots of activities for kids to help prevent bird crashes at their houses or classrooms; and they can make great art projects as well. Check out the step-by-step guides to identifying trouble spots for birds and how to fix them by making whirligigs and fake stained glass windows. [caption id="attachment_9465" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Don't forget to recognize Earth Day on April 22."] [/caption] Visit earthday.ca to learn more about the environmental hazards around our homes, and show how much you care by committing to make a change.