Dating back to April 22, 1970, this annual day-long event commenced when a chorus of demonstrators around the nation came together to voice their concerns about the environment, specifically about the pollution of air and water, and its affect on our planet.
The grassroots environmental movement led to to a significant amount of federal legislation which was later passed to protect the environment, and ultimately the world we live in. Among many others, those were:
- The Environmental Protection Agency on December 2, 1970
- The Occupational Safety and Health Act on December 29, 1970
- The Clean Air Act of 1970
- The Clean Water Act of 1972
To this day the Earth Day effort continues strong and now more than ever, with climate change on our minds, supporters of the Day work diligently to increase environmental awareness and to promote urgently needed federal legislation to deal with an alarming ecological crisis.
There are countless ways to get involved and show your interest in protecting the planet and making it more sustainable for all. From monetary donations to planting trees in your community, and from purchasing and using green products to attending nationwide climate rallies, the Earth Day Network provides useful tips on ways you can support the movement, so please try and do as little or as much as possible. I am certain Earth will appreciate it...
Do you appreciate Earth?