Monday, April 26, 2010

Earth Day 2010 Is Here


It is close to that time of year to remember the Earth for a day – yes, it’s Earth Day on April 22. Earth Day 2010, and any Earth Day really, is a good time to be mindful of being better custodians of the environment. Our kids have to inherit just what we leave, so do not make your legacy soda cans. There are also some excellent Earth Day Activities for Kids, if you want to contain the little ones. You don’t need to buy a huge solar array that will make you need debt relief for Earth Day, as plenty of eco-friendly activities are cheap.

First Earth Day was April 22, 1970

The very first Earth Day was a teach-in. Senator Gaylord Nelson (D-WI) began speaking at rallies for a lot more attention to be called to environmental issues in the fall of 1969. With the help of media coverage and organizers, a grassroots effort for environmental advocacy took off. Rallies, and teach ins at colleges and universities all took place on April 22 1970. 20 million people partook, and Earth Day and Earth week were born. It grew from there, and Earth Day is celebrated across the globe on April 22.

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There are plenty of activities that will properly commemorate Earth Day 2010. You can use grass clippings and leaves to start a compost pile. You can spruce up a yard and add value to your property by planting a tree. (Have a look at the Arbor Day Foundation for more information.) You can also do some recycling. Your area might even reward recycling with cash now for certain materials.One couple made national headlines for their project Wedding Cans, paying for their wedding by recycling cans.

The EPA weighs in on Earth Day

The Environmental Protection Agency site has some things for Earth Day. They suggest individuals Pick 5 for the Environment, and list activities one can do to conserve water, air, power and waste, also as advocacy activities. The EPA site has some good tips for that.

Article Resources

Earth Day Activities for Kids

Arbor Day Foundation

Wedding Cans

Pick 5 for the Environment

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