Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day, the single most vital day to support environmental protection. Celebrate clean air, land and water and play your part in protecting our planet. Learn more about Earth Day here!

April 22 is Earth Day. That means it’s time to celebrate the oceans, seas and rivers, forests and flatlands; our environment as a whole because let’s face it, we as humans haven’t been very kind to our planet.

Today we’re more conscious about protecting the planet from our actions more than ever, but there’s still a long way to go. Our rivers are polluted, the air we breathe is not very clean, and animals are going extinct. This is serious business, and if we have a chance of making things right, we must act today.

Earth Day is about raising awareness about the global issues that are damaging our home and showing everyone that small actions can make a difference.

As stated by the WWF, 1.1 billion people don’t have access to clean water, pollution in the oceans is creating ‘dead zones,’ acid rain weakens trees and forests, and that’s just the beginning.

Today there are many efforts to mitigate pollution, entire associations with thousands of members around the world. People are cleaning the oceans, while others take care of natural reserves. It is out there in the wild where a significant part of the work is done.

It’s in the cities, though, where pollution is generated, and it’s there where we can help the most. All of us, every day, with every small task. It’s all about wanting to be part of the change. Do you want to help? Let’s start again, this time on the right foot. And let’s begin on Earth Day.

History of Earth Day

Although you might think worrying about the environment is something new, it’s not. The first Earth Day took place in 1970 when we realized our progress and modernity were destroying our very home.

In 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day to encourage a national demonstration against big companies polluting the air and water. Thanks to this 20-million-people demonstration, a federal agency was created, the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Now we have the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and many other environmental laws to protect the planet, and there’s still lots to do.

Earth Day is now celebrated globally, exponentially increasing its impact, creating awareness over environmental issues, and awareness is what matters most.

Be part of Earth Day. It might not look like it, but every individual effort matters. Taking care of the earth is a team effort!

How to Celebrate Earth Day

There are many ways of celebrating Earth Day: Plant something, turn off your lights for a while, clean up your local park, or try not to use disposable water bottles. There are many things you can do on earth every day, so make it count!

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