Posted by: Patricia Hysong | April 22, 2013

Earth Day

Earth day 2013

Earth Day

2013 marks the 43rd observance of Earth Day. It began in 1970 when two individuals separately asked Americans to join the grassroots movement to promote an interest and gather national support for environmental issues facing the world. Millions participated and today Earth Day continues to be widely celebrated with events on both dates. San Francisco activist John McConnell chose to celebrate it on March 21, 1970 and Senator Gaylord Nelson (WI) chose April 22, 1970. The most common practice of celebration is to plant new trees for Earth Day but should not be limited to just that. Many cities sponsor community-wide clean up days on or around the celebration of Earth Day as a way to involve and raise awareness of the importance of taking care of the planet and in turn our country, hometowns, families and ourselves.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website or call toll-free at 866-395-4986.


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