Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22 to demonstrate support for environment protection since 1970.
DID YOU KNOW?
- In 1970, Gaylord Nelson, (a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin), built a national staff of 85 to promote environmental events across the land.
- The first Earth Day was held on April 22,1970 when, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies.
- In 1990, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage.
- Earth Day 1990 gave a huge boost to recycling efforts worldwide and helped pave the way for the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
WAYTS TO GET INVOLVED
- 1. March for science in National Hall, Washington DC, April 22, 8 am.
The day’s program will include speeches and training's with scientists and civic organizers, musical performances, and a march through the streets of Washington, D.C. as well as 514 Satellite Marches in many other cities across the U.S.
- 2. Things to do around your neighborhood
- Plant a tree
- Clean up a local park
- Educate people about environment protections
- Talk to your representatives about environment protections
- Buy green and sustainable apparel, food & household goods
- Read your labels
- Take a tech break, unplug and smell the roses instead
- Turn off your lights
- Go vegetarian or eat less meat
3. In Boston, MA Join One Savvy Mother on April 24, 2017
Earth Day & Fashion Revolution actions: Join us as we celebrate the efforts of #ecofashion community and beyond. (LINK TO RSVP & more information.
Sign a postcard that asks your representatives to give environmental and fair working conditions a voice. The postcards are preprinted and you just need to add your signature and address. We will send them to your representatives seeking equitable pay & fair working conditions for garment workers in the U.S. & abroad.
This post was written by Ningjing Lui, Student at Babson College, Wellesley, MA