It is Earth Day! Definitely one of my favorite holidays of the year. What are you doing to show your support for our Earth? Here is some great information on the history of Earth Day and what you can do to support your local community.
History of Earth Day
Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day in 1970 to help bring about awareness of environmental issues that were occurring daily. He was inspired by the student anti-war movement and wanted to reach people in the same way to make them aware of air and water pollution. This movement led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and passed the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts. Earth Day took off from day one growing larger and larger with every year, and the fight still continues today. Read more about the history of Earth Day.
Earth Day’s website provides some great resources to help you get involved. There is information on getting your school or organization involved in making a difference. You can get more information by visiting their website for resources or check out their events page to find something going on in your area. Even if you can’t get involved in a local group project, you can always do something on your own. Take your family on a walk and pick up the trash along the way or plant something or find something old and upcycle it into something new. So many thing can be done and you can have a blast doing them.
So what can you do for today, Earth Day 2014?