Earth is kind of awesome. So awesome that Earth Day has grown into Earth Month, a full month of celebrating Earth, backing Green causes, and educating people on how to conserve our greatest natural resources. This year marks the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day, a day originally conceived by US Senator Gaylord Nelson after watching the devastation caused by a 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara California. The spill, along with wasteful use of energy resources by industries and average Americans alike, prompted 20 million environmentally aware Americans to take to the streets on April 22nd, and march for sustainable energy and a healthy environment. Awareness that came from Earth Day, and the strength behind it, eventually led to the creation of the EPA and grew in to what we have today, a full month celebrating Earth!
Every year is a big year for Earth Day and Earth Month, but this year is even more important because of the politicizing of climate change, and how serious scientists say our issues are. No matter what side of the political spectrum you fall on, there is no doubt that we need to protect our home for future generations.
Find schedules of events & more information at EarthDay.org