Today is Earth Day. While we've heard a lot today about special events that we can participate in, there are a lot of small things that we can do every day to help protect our planet. Read on for some simple tips:

Earth Day was officially started 44 years ago as, "...a way to honor the Earth and the concept of peace". Since 1970, the celebration has grown to almost 200 countries.

While we think about ways that we can help with preservation today, here are some small things that we can do every day for the planet:

Click on any of the highlighted links for more great tips on how we can all do small things to help our planet, and click here for The Earth Day Network's official page.

What are some of the ways that you do things in your every day life to help protect our planet? Tell us in the comments section!