Earth Day

It is hard to imagine that we have been celebrating Earth Day for 42 years. It was first celebrated in 1970 after seven years of petitioning by Earth Day founder, Senator Gaylord Nelson. Prior to this time main stream America was unaware of all the environmental damage being done by massive V8 cars and manufacturing plants spewing out smoke, sludge and smelly smog. At this time industries had no fear of legal consequences or bad press. The 1962 best seller by Rachel Carson, “Silent Spring” enlightened and educated its readers to the effects that pollutants were having on the planets environment and to the public’s health. Several years later a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California motivated Gaylord Nelson to channel growing environmental concerns with a national teaching concept. This teach-in would force national attention to the environment. Massive coast-to-coast rallies, consisting of over 20 million people, took to the streets, parks and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy sustainable environment. Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22nd. This year’s theme is to “The Face of Climate Change.”. The environment faces a multitude of challenges today. From climate change to species extinction, our planet and its inhabitants are continually facing man-made threats that must be averted. Lend your voice to a campaign, and help us work toward a sustainable future.



And  tell us what you’re doing to protect the earth, our planet,  from global pollution and to begin working on sustainability. To pledge your support and act, go to A Billion Acts of Green®.

Your pledge can be as simple as “I pledge to turn the lights off every time I leave a room” or “I will walk to work today”.

We are all in the together!