Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

I think it is great that everyone is becoming more aware of taking care of our planet! Hopefully, with this great day, starts a movement for people to be inspired to make Earth Day every day! I was not always the environmentally conscious person I am today. Many people and organizations have helped me become more aware, which then influence me to make better choices. @macrohawaii said it best: "The fire to light the world begins with but a single spark"

Below is some history on how Earth Day came about, my friend actually thought it was a made up holiday by Hallmark! 
Earth Day is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in held on April 22, 1970.[1] Earth Day is celebrated in spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. Earth Day Network, a group that wishes to become the coordinator of Earth Day globally, asserts that Earth Day is now observed on April 22 on virtually every country on Earth.[2] World Environment Day, celebrated on June 5 in a different nation every year, is the principal United Nations environmental observance.[3] Many communities also celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of environment-related activities, the first of which occurred in Philadelphia in 1970 (starting April 16 and culminating on Earth Day, April 22.)[4]

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