20 million Americans held demonstrations across the country rallying for a healthy, sustainable environment on the first Earth Day in 1970 during the height of the flower child era. Earth Day founder, Gaylord Nelson, was inspired to do something after the devastation of the oil spill in Santa Barbara, California in 1969. The Earth Day Network works all year with over 22,000 partners and organizations to fight for a cleaner environment.
Lakes, rivers, trees, flowers, wild life, deep blue seas, billowy clouds, rolling green hills, the Seven Wonders and everything in between… there is a lot we can do to help keep this planet clean.
- About 40% of landfill waste is paper. Let’s get that number down and recycle our paper! Every ton of paper we recycle, saves 17 trees, 7000 gallons of water, 380 gallons of oil
- Turn off the water while brushing your teeth
- Luxuriate in a bubble bath. It takes less water to fill a tub than a 10 minute shower which can use up to 50 gallons of water
- We Americans toss 38 billion water bottles every year. It’s sooooo easy to use reusable bottles so just do it!
- Clean green. Use products that do not contain harmful toxins to clean your home. Far healthier for the environment and your family