Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!!

It's that time of year again! It's Earth Day! Today is the day to do anything and everything you can to protect the planet and environment.

2010 marks the 40th anniversary of the very first Earth Day. In 1970, U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day as an environmental teach in and it has since been picked up by numerous countries worldwide. Even the United Nations celebrates Earth Day each year, usually on or around the 20th of March.

Some 20 million individuals, schools and organizations participated in the very first Earth Day. In the 40 years since, that number skyrocketed to well over 200 million individuals.

We have realized the necessity for protecting the planet and environment and realize that everyone, not just a few, must commit themselves to doing what is right instead of what is easy.

There are so many ways we all can start living a "greener" life. What we eat, what we wear, the appliances in our homes, how we get rid of trash and even old computers and televisions or whether or not we burn or recycle our trash--making minor adjustments to all of those things, and more, can go a long way to helping preserve the environment. It's something we should all do every single day and not just one day out of the year.

For more information about Earth Day, visit the following sites:

Earth Day Canada

United States Environmental Protection Agency Official Earth Day Web Site

Earth Day Network. While you're there, take a moment to sign the Earth Day 2010 Climate Declaration petition demanding a comprehensive climate bill from the United States Congress.

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