It’s the Lorax’s favorite holiday! Today is Earth Day. It’s the anniversary of the birth of the environmental movement. Earth Day looks to inspire new ideas and bring people to action. There will be events held all over the world today. They’re meant to educate the public with new ways to live sustainably — for instance, recycling, reducing household energy use and saving water.
Some of today’s events will also recognize organizations that work year-round to improve the quality of the environment and here locally, you can bus your way to better habits. The city of Eau Claire is suggesting the bus. Eau Claire Transit is offering free bus rides today, in honor of Earth Day. Eau Claire Transit Manager Thomas Wagener says their hybrid buses will help lower the carbon footprint across the city today.