Earth Day 2018 Is Here! Let's Celebrate!

Earth Day 2018 Is Here! Let's Celebrate!

From 1970, every year on April 22nd, in more than 193 countries, we celebrate Earth Day with lots of events to raise awareness for environmental protection.

History Of Earth Day

Founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson, in 1970, to promote ecology and respect life on the planet as well as raising awareness of polution problems.

Some people observe this special day, around the March equinox. Margaret Mead, an American anthropologist, supported the equinox Earth Day, founded by John McConnell.

The Idea 

After witnessing the massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, Gaylord Nelson had the idea for a national day to focus on the environment. He was inspired by the anti-war student movement and realized that he could as well infuse that energy about air and water pollution and transform this issue into a national political agenda. So April 22nd was the day chosen because it was falling between Spring Break and Final Exams.

On April 22, 1970, people organized protests against the deterioration of the environment. 

Earth Day became the day celebrated by more than a billion people every year. It's a day to fight for a clean environment and a better Earth.

If you want to learn more, head over to this site: www.earthday.org

How To Celebrate Earth Day

It's usually celebrated with outdoor performances, performing acts of service to Earth like planting trees, picking up trash, recycling, and conservation. There are petitions as well, calling for stronger or immediate action to help reverse environmental destruction. 

Over at Squirrly, the parent company of this OneGeek.shop, we even made a video in 2013 to raise awareness for Earth Day. It can still be viewed here:


23 comments

  • Ana

    Happy Earth Day. Over recent years I have become more conscious of my impact on the environment and have been trying to create positive changes for our earth.

  • Wanda Lopez

    Every day is Earth day in my heart. I don’t ever want to take for granted what we have and call home.

  • lavandamichelle

    Earth day is super important because we live on this earth so we should try to conserve its resources and land as much as we can. I really appreciate this post! Thanks for sharing. :)

  • Blair Villanueva

    If truly care for the environment, everyday must be an Earth day!
    We should started calling-out people who destroys it, to stop this madness.

  • Rowan Britton

    I feel gutted that I didn’t know it was Earth Day until the day itself!! I am going to make a conscious effort to make every day Earth Day!

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