Earth Day happens every year on April 22nd. It was first celebrated in 1970. Over 20 million Americans started the environmental movement for the United States in 1970. Since then it has become a global event, making environmental issues a world issue.
As industrial and manufacturing businesses know, Earth Day has brought about many environmental laws. The Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Endangered Species Act are just a few. It is great to know we are doing our part as businesses to make the earth better for future generations.
This year, more than one billion people in 192 countries will take part in the largest civic action in the world. Earth Day is meant to bring about positive change for our environment. People celebrate by participating in marches, signing petitions, planting trees, cleaning up roadside debris, and meeting with their elected officials.
The Earth Day Network has a multi-year campaign aimed to “End Plastic Pollution” that has four major factors:
This campaign begins this year and will continue, leading up to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020.
To date, the Earth Day Network has reached 2,688,209,868 acts of green and they want your help in reaching three billion.
So, what can you personally do to help? How can you participate in Earth Day and help to make a difference?
There are a variety of ways you can support Earth Day on April 22nd and beyond. Find one that speaks to you and take action for a positive change.
I will be celebrating Earth Day in a special way with my beautiful wife, Judy Bearden. She will be celebrating her birthday on April 22nd. Happy Birthday Judy!
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