Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Earth Day - the eco-friendly holiday!

Earth Day is a week away folks.  Do you know why Earth Day is celebrated all over the world?  Some history according to Wikipedia:

"In September 1969, at a conference in SeattleWashington, U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson announced that in the spring of 1970 there would be a nationwide grassroots demonstration on the environment. Senator Nelson first proposed the nationwide environmental protest to thrust the environment onto the national agenda.” "It was a gamble," he recalls, "but it worked." Five months before the first April 22 Earth Day, on Sunday, November 30, 1969, The New York Times carried a lengthy article by Gladwin Hill reporting on the rising tide of environmental events.

"Rising concern about the environmental crisis is sweeping the nation's campuses with an intensity that may be on its way to eclipsing student discontent over the war in Vietnam...a national day of observance of environmental problems...is being planned for next spring...when a nationwide environmental 'teach-in'...coordinated from the office of Senator Gaylord Nelson is planned...." Senator Nelson also hired Denis Hayes as the coordinator.

There are lots of ways to celebrate Earth Day.  Some very cool earth day activities on the Earth Day Network site.  Of course planting a tree is at the top of the list.  Think about joining others interested in helping our earth.  There are sure to be local events in your area.  Check them out at the Earth Day Network site at http://ww2.earthday.net/node/80

Happy Earth Day to you and your family!

KC, Hilda, Lily, and Bella

1 comment:

Goodies for Mom said...

I'd love for you to share a link to this post on my blog (http://www.goodiesformom.com) under my post "Share Your Thoughts for a Greener World". We are having an Earth Day Celebration through 4/22 trying to help bring green to everyday people. This would be a great addition.