April 22nd is Earth Day! Earth Day is the largest civic observance in the world to raise awareness on crucial environmental issues. More than one billion people in 175 countries participate in events to commemorate the special day. The first Earth Day took place in 1970 after U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson organized a grassroots “environmental teach-in” on college campuses around the nation.
After the effects of an oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, he felt the need to spread the word on environmental issues. So plant a tree or help clean at your local park to celebrate Mother Nature’s Earth Day!
In 2020, the 50th annual celebration took on new positioning with the rise of the coronavirus pandemic. With all planned activities put on hold, there were ways to ‘participate’ virtually. The same was true last year as many were still sorting out their comfort levels with the framework of “the new normal.” But now? There are lots of ways to participate in the theme, which is “Invest In Our Planet.”