Why is Earth day?
Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection, and is recognized by more than 190 countries every year. It was first celebrated in 1970, after peace activist John McConnel proposed a day to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment. There are numerous communities who celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues.
Ways to Celebrate Earth Day (or Week)
Earth Week can be celebrated by planting trees, learning and teaching about the environment, and conserving energy and resources by recycling, cleaning up public places and beaches or re-purposing items in and around your home.
Earth Day Every Day
We like the idea of having an Earth week also. Our planet is enormous, and there are so many issues to bring attention to, a day just doesn’t seem like enough time. It is wonderful to have a day to organize community events and clean ups, but you can continue to celebrate and help the environment every day!
Reuse – Recycle – Restore – Reduce – Replenish
Look for Tips and ideas this week on how to help the environment.