Earth Day is all about learning to live in greener ways, and there are several ways to do it in Tyler.

The Caldwell Zoo is getting into Earth Day too with an event this weekend.

Some practical ways to celebrate Earth Day include changing out old light bulbs for the new energy efficient ones, recycling cardboard, cans, and plastics, and installing an app that tracks energy usage.  Those are some pretty cost-effective ideas, but there are more expensive ways to observe Earth Day too, like installing a convection oven or solar panels on the roof.  Those are big investments up front, but they can save energy over time.

The Caldwell Zoo is having an Earth Day celebration this Saturday, April 23, from 1 to 4pm with ideas about how to live green, appreciate nature, and "make every day earth day."   All you have to do to check out the special Earth Day Event this Saturday is pay regular zoo admission and the Earth Day extras will be included.

This Friday, April 22nd, is the 46th anniversary of the Earth Day celebration, and it's a good reminder that there are some simple things we can do that can have a big impact.  And you might end up saving a little bit of money on your bills too.

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