Earth Day 2022
Earth Day is celebrated every year world wide on April 22nd, to raise awareness about environmental issues. April 22, 2022 marks the 52nd Anniversary of Earth Day.
Sen. Gaylord Nelson started Earth Day in 1970 to help support the creation of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to address environmental issues, and has since contributed to many environmental laws in the United States.
In Honor of Earth Day, here's some ways you can bring awareness to environmental issues and help the environment:
- Conserve Water - turning off the sink while brushing your teeth or while washing dishes
- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - By recycling and reusing we can reduce the amount of trash that ends up in landfills.
- Volunteer - Community clean up events are the perfect events to volunteer for, and can reduce the amount of trash that end up in our Oceans.
- Use Reusable Bags - by using a reusable bag at the grocery store, it can reduce the number of plastic bags in our landfills and oceans.
- Energy Efficient Light Bulbs - By using energy efficient light bulbs, we can reduce the greenhouse emissions. Also, turning lights and TV's off when we are not in the room or at home can reduce the amount of energy used.
- Create a compost pile - Recycling nutrients back into the eco system keeps more waste out of our landfills and waterways, and will keep your garden greener at the same time. Approximately 20% - 30% of food waste can actually be composted every year.
Below are some fun Earth Day Facts:
- Earth Day was actually inspired by Vietnam war protesters. It was started in 1970 by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, after he noticed people protesting the Vietnam War, but not putting any pressure on government about the damage being done to the planet via contaminants like oil spills, pesticides, and deadly smog.
- The date was chosen to appeal to college students. The date was chosen to be in between Spring Break and Final Exam's.
- 20 Million Americans celebrated the first Earth Day, and it has only grown since. Now approximately 193 Countries celebrate Earth Day
- Earth Day actually has it's own theme song, the Earth Day Anthem was written in 2013 by Indian poet Abhay Kumar, and has since been recorded in all official UN languages.
- Each year the Earth Day theme changes, the theme for 2022 is Invest in Our Planet
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