- Unplug and don't use your TV or computer for the day.
- Try to unplug as many non-essential items as you can (lamps, appliances, cell phone chargers, etc). From the Dept of Energy website - "In the average home, 75% of the electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while the products are turned off."
- Carpool to Eid prayer.
- Walk to your neighbor's house when visiting them for Eid.
The "Unplug America" campaign was introduced by Indigenous Peoples in 1992 in response to the 500 year anniversary of the arrival of Columbus to the Americas. October 13, 1992 was designated as a starting point to look forward to the next 500 years and work to make a sustainable and just world, starting by giving Mother Earth a rest!
Unplug Day is an invitation to all people to show our love and respect for Mother Earth by challenging unhealthy patterns of consumption and the continued production of poisons that destroy our environment. October 13th is a day to unplug - turn off the TV and radio, shut off the taps, and leave the fossil-fuel burning vehicle at home! Instead, take a walk with friends and family, tell stories, do something artistic, and say a prayer for Mother Earth and our communities. It's only one day but also a fist step in reducing our carbon footprint, exploring consumer choices and ways of life that are more healthy and sustainable, and acting for future generations!
Visit htttp://www.ipetitions.com/petition/unplug_day to let us know what you plan to do for Unplug Day!