Today, April 22 is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day! It is a day of both awareness of our environmental impact and action to lessen it.
Before the first Earth Day years ago, the importance of the global environment simply wasn’t on the radar of most of us. Since then, Earth Day has helped to educate us about what we have to gain by acting in energy-efficient ways.
Environmental protections, clean air and water restrictions, and countless conservation efforts may never have existed without public pressure from those participating in Earth Day activities. Things we may take for granted now, like recycling bins, hybrid cars, and efficient light bulbs, have all been a part of the movement started by Earth Day.
Earth Day this year is unlike any other, as we struggle to combat the effects of COVID-19, and focus on staying safe and healthy. Despite the public health crisis around us, I encourage each of you take some time to reflect on your impact on our environment, and also take a moment to participate in some of this year’s virtual Earth Day events.
Below are some of the available activities: