Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

NASA images of Eastern and Western Hemispheres of the Earth

The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22nd, 1970. It was developed by senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin as a method of political support for the environmental movement and has been celebrated yearly for the past 43 years. ┬áIf you would like to learn more about the history of Earth Day, check out my friend’s blog post at For The Greener Good.

If you’re interested in participating in Earth Day, it could seem overwhelming at first. Never fear, there are many ways to help the planet! The L.A. Times has a list of 7 ways you can honor the planet. Google has a Google Doodle just for the occasion. It’s National Park Week, meaning free admission into all of the United States’ 401 national parks. Add your picture to the face of climate change. Rustle the Leaf has a list of 10 things to do this Earth Day. The EPA has a database of local Earth Day events.

Remember: even the smallest actions add up. Turn off the faucet while you’re brushing your teeth. Turn off the light when you leave a room. Go grocery shopping with a reusable bag. Drink less bottled water and use a reusable water bottle instead. Just go outside and enjoy this planet we live on. Let’s take care of it, because it’s the only one we have.