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How to celebrate Earth Day

Earth-friendly activities

According to’s website, “Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.” That makes it an appropriate day to do some mindful, earth-friendly activities that will make a positive impact toward improving our environment. 

Some ideas include: 

  • Drive less/take public transportation/ride your bike. 
  • Collect awkward-recycle items (batteries, toxic chemicals, expired drugs, electronics) and responsibly dispose of them. 
  • Install extra insulation around the home. 
  • Adjust your thermometer a degree or two higher or lower. 
  • Plan or plant your garden with native plants that don’t need extra watering to grow. 
  • Research local farm stands and farmer’s markets. 
  • Devise a way to repurpose something you would ordinarily replace or throw away. 
  • Pick up a book about the environment. 
  • Make it a family celebration of the earth with activities for the whole family. 
  • Visit the official EarthDay website to learn of initiatives and events in which you can partake. 

 Although Earth Day is only one day each year, try to do something eco-friendly every day. For more information about Alpine Bank’s sustainability and conservation efforts, please visit our Green Initiatives webpage, or check out the schedule of 2024 Community Shred Day events around Colorado. 


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Pete Yang

Pete Yang is a senior vice president for Alpine Bank and the co-chair of Alpine's "Green Team." He's based in Aspen, where he handles commercial and consumer loans, with a particular focus on resort financing. He has a keen interest in protecting Colorado's unmatched mountain environment.

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