Posted by Jacqueline Colclough, Esquire, R.N.
Earth Day, celebrated in the United States annually on April 22, is a day intended to inspire appreciation and awareness for the Earth’s environment. It was founded in 1970 by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin as a nationwide grassroots demonstration on behalf of the environment.
This year, Earth Day will mark the beginning of The Green Generation CampaignTM, which will also be the focus of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day in 2010. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Earth Day Network and EarthDay.gov, the U.S. government’s cooperative internet site for Earth Day, have useful information regarding ways that you and your family can help protect the environment today and every day, such as Environmental Tips of the Day, Green Tips Podcasts, Educational Programs and ideas for Taking Action at Home and Taking Action at Work. For more information about events and volunteer opportunities on Earth Day, please click here.