April 22 is Earth Day; it is a special day that we celebrate the earth. Many people do what they can to keep it a clean and healthy place for all of its inhabitants. Here are some facts that you most likely did not know about Earth Day.
The first Earth Day was on April 22, 1970. Some say it began when 20 million American gathered on streets to show their disdain about the Industrial revolution. Some say it was started after the anti-war protests in the ’60s, or that it was began to raise awareness of the status on the environment. .
It does not really matter why it came about, all that matters is that the Earth’s inhabitants are finally joining to tidy up the Earth and make it a better place.
Most people would agree that as the world became industrialized the resulting pollution harmed the earth. While we cannot change the industrialization of the world, we can celebrate earth day everyday and do different things to help our Earth be the best place it can be.
Gaylord Nelson, an American senator founded the first Earth day back in 1970. It became a worldwide holiday in 1990. In 2009, the United Nations officially changed the name to Mother Earth Day. However, many Americans still call it by the original name.
The National Geographic website reports that in 180 countries, a billion people did something to help the earth on April 22, 2012. All of them volunteers helping to make our home a better place to sustain life, as we know it.
In 2011, on this day in Afghanistan the Earth day Network planted 28 million trees! That is a lot of oxygen going into our atmosphere.
Ways you can help!
This should be a day where everyone participates by doing something good for the earth. It really does not matter if you are planting trees, riding a bike to work or cleaning up after a litterbug as long as you are doing something good for the earth you are celebrating Mother Earth day.
I highly recommend The LaGrange Patch for good reasons to recycle. It is full of great information that helps the earth but preserving natural resources and energy everyday of the year.
For instance if we recycle one soda can we save enough energy to power up the television for three hours. Make everyday Earth day, save on power and recycle every day.
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