I often find that Earth Day comes and goes each year without much commitment from myself. Sure, I recycle, I buy local, cook from home, etc, but what Earth Day is supposed to do is ignite some change. So this year I have decided to plan ahead and make sure I make the most out of this special day for our planet. How about you? Do you take part in Earth Day? Do you have any favourite ways to celebrate?
Earth Day is held every year on April 22nd. It originated in 1970 with protests against global practices of dumping wastes, air pollution, factory pollution, diminishing wilderness/wildlife and led to the creation of the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act at the end of that year. According to the Earth Day website, “Earth Day is now a global event each year, and we believe that more than 1 billion people in 192 countries now take part in what is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.”
1 billion people?! Holy Cannoli! That’s a lot of people trying to activate change and I want to be one of them. You too? Here’s how.