Happy Earth Day to everyone!!!
Some of you probably know that April 22nd is marked as ‘Earth Day’, but how many of you know the history behind this glorious day?!
April 22nd marks the day, we the people of planet Earth, take a stand, and demonstrate our support for environmental protection. It is the brainchild of former US Senator, Gaylord Nelson, and inspired by the anti-war protest movements of the late 1960s.
Nelson realized that if he could infuse the energy of the anti-war movements with the emerging consciousness of the public regarding water and air pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda.
The first Earth day took place in 1970, and began as a “national teach-in on the environment”. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment, and more than 20 million Americans went out to the streets to peacefully demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies.
By 1990, Earth Day went global, with 200 million people in over 140 nations participating. Today, there are more than 1 billion people involved in different Earth Day activities, making it the biggest civic event in the entire world.
If you wish to do more than just change your Facebook profile picture on Earth Day, you can contact the Earth Day Network (EDN), and get involved by making a difference!
Happy Earth Day Everyone!
Liron and the Ginger Team!