Happy Earth Day readers! Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970. It was founded by Gaylord Nelson, who founded it while working as a senator. Earth Day became worldwide in 1990 but originated in the United States. More about Senator Gaylord Nelson: The Idea for Earth Day originated by Nelson, who was a Senator for Wisconsin being inspired by an anti-war movement, and wanted to enforce the idea of the horrors of pollution so the public would be more aware of the situation.
On the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, over 20 million Americans went to streets, parks, and auditoriums all for the same purpose, to enforce a healthy environment. Strikers that were against oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the loss of wilderness, and the extinction of wildlife suddenly realized that they were fighting for the same thing. In 1990, Earth Day went worldwide with over 200 million people from 141 countries supporting the cause.
You can support Earth Day in a few easy ways! First, instead of driving a car to work or school, ride a bike or walk. If you can't do that, try taking a bus or participating in a carpool! You can also plant a tree, or organize a beach or street cleanup! Anything that helps the Earth matters, even if it just means getting a recycling bin or using less plastic. If you would like more ideas concerning this matter, try visiting the link at the bottom of the page for more inspiration!
Sea you later,
Earth Day Link: https://www.wikihow.com/Celebrate-Earth-Day