Happy Earth Day!
Earth Day is all about appreciating and caring for our planet.
Earth Day was founded in 1970 in order to raise awareness about environmental issues. Now this holiday has grown into a global celebration of our planet, falling annually on the 22nd of April.
Billions of people get involved, with engagement from over 190 countries!
The First Earth Day
A junior senator from Wisconsin named Gaylord Nelson had been concerned about the Earth’s declining health for some time, but when there was a huge oil spill in Santa Barbara, 1969, he knew he could not stand by any longer. Inspired by student anti-war protests, he organised on-campus teachings surrounding water and air pollution.
If you would like to find out more about the origins of Earth Day, please visit its official web page.
Getting involved for Earth Day
No act for Earth Day is too small! Whether it be donating funds or educating people about the risks of global warming, people find all sorts of ways to help to save the Earth.
There are various events to participate in, from protests to nature clean-ups. Those wishing to educate others can also order materials to help inform their friends, families and classmates about issues such as endangered species and energy conservation.
If you would like to know more about getting involved, please go to Earth Day’s website.