Earth Day was celebrated a little differently this year due to the Coronavirus. Instead of taking a hike, or enjoying a national park, we all stayed home. And guess what, it was good for the Earth! Here are 4 positive outcomes COVID-19 has had on the environment!
1. Less Air Pollution
Since social distancing and stay at home orders came in to effect, there have been fewer cars on the roads, airplanes in the sky, and public transportation trips. In addition, a majority of the factories have had no choice but to close down which reduces the amount of pollution coming out of their buildings.
In New York, pollution decreased by almost 50% since the beginning of the stay at home orders were forced.