TechBloq is proud to wish you a happy earth day and wants to take a few minutes to learn more about this important annual environmental celebration.
If you are looking for a way to participate in this global initiative to make our future more secure, more sustainable and more green by giving, doing or helping; take a look at some of the great ways we have listed below to go green in your own town, home or school. TechBloq realized how fragile our environment is and hopes that all of our readers take a chance to make the world a better place for all of us to live.
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Earth Day is more than just another day of the year to us, it is chance a new, brighter beginning for our earth!
So lets get started by learning about how earth day came about, then we will get into some ways you can help the environment and celebrate earth day the green way!
Many people love to celebrate earth day and it has become a huge event for schools, workplaces and many environmental groups in todays society. However, very few know what actually started the “Earth Day” movement almost 40 years ago.
Durring the 60′s there was a lot of change happening in the United States and much controversy over many of the common practices of the big businesses of the time. Many of the protests that took place in the 60′s had a very strong environmental overtone and this was simply pushed off by many as “tree hugger” rubbish or hippie propaganda. Although there truly was merit to the claims and many of the issues would not be brought to light until many years later. Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring which was published in 1962 was a changing point for many political enthusiasts and brought many of the environmental concerns to light for the masses.
In 1969 there was a huge oil spill right outside of Santa Barbara, California. This oil spill received a huge media frenzy and showed sea lions and other local wildlife covered in oil and struggling for life. The images and stories form this tragedy really struck home for many Americans. Especially for a senator named Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin. He had heard of student bodies putting together teach-ins for various causes and thought that an ecological teach-in may be the answer to stop future incidents like this from happening and teach the youth of America the importance of environment.
The small grass roots campaign that he started turned into a National and then Worldwide phenomenon we now call Earth Day. On April 22, 1970 the first Earth Day event would take place across the country and over 20 million Americans would participate in one way or another. Larger than any Vietnam protest this would really have an impact on the country and the world. Today the celebration, learning events, and recognition of environmental efforts continue on this day every year!
There are so many things that a person can do to help the environment today. You could simply teach another about the importance of our environment, you can plant a tree, you can take part in your local community events, you can donate to the causes and groups that continue to help keep our environment clean, you can recycle something or simply not make waste today. These are just a few ideas that can help you enjoy the Earth Day celebration. Many communities have city wide events that you can enjoy and participate in and help the green fund raising events like these.
No matter how you get involved, it is important that you do. After all we are the only ones who can help protect mother earth and without you, me and all of us together our earth has no way to protect itself. You are the protector of your environment, so maybe it is time you step up and give back to the planet that has done so much for you!
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