The first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life to speak out against the deterioration of the environment and demand change. As a result, the Environmental Protection Agency was created, the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts were passed, and the modern environmental movement was born.
More than 1 billion people in 192 countries participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it
the largest civic observance in the world. This year, in the face of global inaction on pressing
environmental problems, we must harness that power.
Watch this video:
You can go to www.earthday.org/2012 to join the movement and help make a difference!
How will you celebrate?
Make an effort to teach your children about the importance of Earth Day – why we should care about our Earth.
So many great ideas shared. Link up your ideas, too.
The Nature Conservancy all hands on earth has a great list of easy ways you can take action and help the Earth.
Celebrate Earth Day with a Picnic for the Planet – ideas from Nature Rocks.
Strive to make every day Earth Day!