Earth Day 2008


The celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd began in the United States in 1970 and was the brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson, who had long pondered about finding a way to “put the environment into the political ‘limelight’ once and for all” (his words).

There are actually two Earth Day celebrations (the other one is held in March on the equinox) but we focus on the April 22 Earth Day, which is now celebrated in most countries of the world. Earth Day is a perfect time to reflect about what you are doing to help protect the environment. There are many ways that you can celebrate alone and with others

    1. Plant trees.

    2. Make nature crafts at school or home.

    3. Learn more about the environment.

    4. Reduce, reuse and recycle all day long.

    5. Get children to recycle their old toys and games.

    6. Wear green and/or brown.

    7. Engage others in conversations about your environmental concerns.

    8. Cook a special Earth Day meal.

Photo by barunpatro.

Featured Opportunities

Related Stories

Comments are closed.