This weekend, over 1 billion people celebrated World Earth Day, but what does it mean?
Every year, April 22nd marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement of 1970. The idea for a national day to focus on the environment came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, a former U.S. senator. On April 22nd 1970, over 20 million Americans congregated in parks and streets to demonstrate and raise awareness for the importance of creating a healthy, sustainable environment and protesting against polluting factories, oil spills, power plants, toxic dumps and the loss and extinction of wildlife.
Earth Day 2010 saw the launch of the world’s largest environmental project: A Billion Acts of Green – which introduced a global tree planting initiative engaging over 22,000 partners in 192 countries. Earth Day 2017 this weekend, demonstrators supporting environment protection launched the March for Science, which is a movement celebrating science and the role it plays in our everyday lives.
Earth Day 2020 will mark the 50th anniversary of World Earth Day, which will see ambitious goals launched to shape the future of 21st century environmentalism.
There are lots of ways to support and celebrate World Earth Day. Not only this weekend, but also in our everyday lives.
Being a holistic skincare brand that is 100% natural pure plant alchemy utilizing Mother Nature’s miracle plants, I wanted to do my part in supporting Earth Day by planting a tree in my garden this weekend, and also deciding to make a more conscious decision to source locally grown food produce.
Other ways to support the environment include joining an environmental group to help volunteer clean-ups of local parks, planting trees in community gardens, helping protect endangered species, recycling, welcoming animals into your garden by proving a bird feeder and a source of water such as a small pond or bird bath, buying or making earth-friendly cleaning products and natural skincare products.
Did you know that a solution of half vinegar and half water make a powerful natural home cleaner just as effective as commercial brands at cleaning floors, bathrooms and kitchens? For those of you who haven’t read my Plant Power blog, this details why non-natural cleaning products are actually highly harmful to us when used in our homes.