This Friday is Earth Day 2016, and marks the 46th year of the Earth Day movement. What exactly is it? Here’s a tiny blurb from the official site –
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
Last year, I did a few small things to commemorate the day. This year, I’m hoping to do something a little more definitive, but I haven’t quite decided what. I figure I’ll spend some time this week, poking around the interwebz, and see what pops up.
I’ve recreated the graphic I did last year, based on the Earth Day Blessing written by Gerina Dunwich on April 22, 2001.
Do you do anything to celebrate Earth Day? Have any ideas for a good project? Be sure to shout out in the comment section below.