Founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues, Earth Day is now a globally celebrated holiday that is sometimes extended into Earth Week, a full seven days of events focused on green awareness. The brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson and inspired by the antiwar protests of the late 1960s, Earth Day was originally aimed at creating a mass environmental movement. It began as a “national teach-in on the environment” and was held on April 22 to maximize the number of students that could be reached on university campuses. By raising public awareness of air and water pollution, Nelson hoped to bring environmental causes into the national spotlight.
There are many things that can be done to help take care of the Earth.
Plant a tree!
Trees provide clean air for us to breathe. Some animals need trees to live in. Also, some trees give us food to eat.
Turn off the water while brushing your teeth. Take shorter showers.
Turn off the lights when you leave the room. Turn off your TV if you aren’t in the room.
Learn the 3 R’s!
Recycle by turning your garbage into something new!
Reuse your items!
Reduce the number of things you use and buy!
It is easy to take care of our Earth!
What will you do to help?