Thursday, April 20, 2023

National Earth Day on APRIL 22


Image courtesy of IMGBIN.


What started as a national endeavor and began as a way to get the message across regarding air and water pollution is now a global event each year on April 22.

This all came about when, in 1969, an oil well off the Santa Barbara coast in Southern California blew and spilled three million gallons of oil into the Santa Barbara Channel.

Earth Day's first focus was the United States, but went global in 1990.

The first Earth Day also helped get the US Environmental Protection Agency formed. As a result, clean air, clean water, and endangered species acts were all set into motion as well.

Even the Paris Agreement of 2016 has its roots in Earth Day.

Did you know that the first Earth Day remains the largest single-day protest in human history when twenty million people took to the streets as part of the day's events? Wow!

I try to do my small part by using re-usable bags at the grocery store and recycling as much as I'm able.

What about you? Do you recycle? Re-use bags at the grocery store? Own an EV?

Take care and have a have a super weekend.


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