Earth Day 2011: How to Make Your Impact

Earth Day 2011: How to Make Your Impact
Americans are going green this week in honor of Earth Day on Friday, April 22, and it couldn't come at a more appropriate time. This week also happens to be the one-year anniversary of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, whose devastating aftereffects are still being felt.

To help make a positive impact on Mother Earth, here's a roundup of Earth Day-inspired resources, events and celebrations taking place nationwide:


- In celebration of Earth Day, iVillage and Green is Universal announced its "iShop Green App" for iPhone and iPod touch on the App Store. According to the news release, the easy-to-use app for eco-conscious consumers offers instant access to green-related retailers, farmer's markets, eco-news and online green forums. For instance, Greenopia and LocalHarvest, local retailer feeds, offer consumers the opportunity to purchase eco-friendly products on-the-go from their e-commerce sites from within the app. The "iShop Green" App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch at

- Sponsored by the Earth Day Network, the "A Billion Acts of Green" campaign was created to inspire and reward simple individual acts and larger organizational initiatives that further the goal of measurably reducing carbon emissions and supporting sustainability. Their ultimate goal? To register 1 billion actions in advance of the 2012 Earth Summit. To date, more than 80 million actions have been logged. For more information and to pledge an act of green, go to

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