Today is the 39th anniversary of Earth Day, founded in the US in 1970 and widely recognized as the birth date of the modern environmental movement.
While environmental consciousness, both in the US and abroad, is arguably more widespread today than it was back then, our environmental problems are also more profound.
The call for each person to play his or her part to live a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle has never been more urgent.
Yet many of us (myself included), ignore the call or respond to it selectively, reluctant to make a bigger commitment to environmentalism.
Here are six easy ways you can celebrate Earth Day today and start moving toward a more sustainable lifestyle: