Today is Earth Day. According to the Earth Day website, “The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life to share their concerns about each citizen’s critical role in the environment. Their actions led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. Now over one billion people in 192 countries participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest civic observance in the world.”
Every year during the month of April people across the United States and the world celebrate. These celebrations range from large events such as festivals or rallies to individuals and groups planting trees or picking up trash, to letter writing campaigns.
Earth Day is a great time to come together with like-minded people and work for change in how we care for the Earth, but we can’t let it stop there. Earth Day is a time to remember how important it is that we work together to save the earth, but it’s not the big splashy events that count. It’s the single, simple actions of individual every day of the year that will bring about change. What will you do today to start that change?