Another Earth Day has come and gone, begging the question: What will we do differently in the coming year to live more harmoniously with Mother Earth?
Like New Year’s, Earth Day inspires many of us to aspire. Since its debut in 1970, the day has served as an annual reminder that we can each do something more to green our lifestyles. So, just as we kick off the new year with a new diet or self-improvement list, we may mentally commit ourselves each Earth Day to recycle more or plant some trees. Continue reading
Environmentalism Buttons (Photo credit: Ryan Somma)
It’s been 42 years since the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970. Organized by then U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, Earth Day inspired some 20 million Americans to rally at events across the nation for a cleaner, healthier environment. Generally credited with kicking off the modern-day Environmental Movement, the event not only ignited organized political activity around environmental issues but also helped raise the ecological consciousness of everyday Americans. – Read more