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.
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: