Updated: Aug 9
Earth Month is widely recognized as one of the most important month-long observances in the world.
It was designed to raise awareness, create consciousness and advocate for change around environmental issues that affect our planet.
In 1962, “The New York Times” bestselling book, “Silent Spring,” brought to the forefront, the effects of pollution on all living organisms.
April 22, 1969, Earth day was started by a group of activists after they witnessed the destruction caused by the Santa Barbara oil spill.
Senator Gaylor Nelson used the passion of the Anti-war demonstrators to stand up and fight for the environment. The activists encouraged all Americans to be proactive and environmentally conscious.
April 4, 1970, Earth Month became an extension of Earth Day.
By 1990, Earth Month became a global event after 200 million participants from 141 countries joined the initiative.
By 1992, the United Nations became actively involved.
Throughout April, around the world, environmental leaders and activists present plans, strategies, and solutions for mitigating and preventing further damage to Earth and its natural resources.
2023 The theme is “Invest In Our Planet.” It focuses on engaging governments, institutions, businesses, and the more than 1 billion citizens to do their part — “everyone accounted for, everyone accountable.”
What are some of the ways that you can participate in and celebrate Earth Month?
Go outside and enjoy nature.
Take a Hike.
Do some gardening.
Take a bike ride.
Sit in the sunshine and read a book or podcast about how to protect the environment.
Volunteer to clean up a local park or community area.
Pick up trash anywhere and everywhere.
Get involved with an organization to help save the planet.
Help a neighbor or your community to be more environmentally friendly.
Donate to environmental preservation organizations.
Work with political groups to campaign for environmental justice.
Ways that you can do your part..
Reduce consumption and reuse items.
Switch to paperless billing statements.
Drive your car less, ride a bike or walk.
Wash clothes on the cold cycle.
The weather is getting warmer, put up a line and air-dry your clothes.
Compost kitchen scraps.
Choose compostable containers.
Skip the wrapping paper and reuse boxes and bags for gifts.
Send an E-card instead of a paper card.
Fix things instead of replacing them, so the old ones won't go into the trash.
Plant a garden and grow your own vegetables.
Pack a lunch instead of takeout.
Bring your own bags to the store.
Re-use, Re-use, Re-use..
I would like to see a clean environment for my grandkids and future generations
It starts with you and me, NOW.
Check out my blog on Earthday https://www.tonideefitness.com/post/what-is-earth-day-and-why-did-it-begin