The first Earth Day occurred on April 22nd 1970 when United States senator Gaylord Nelson put together a rally to help bring awareness and teach people on the necessity of protecting our environment. It turned out to be a huge success that brought people of all backgrounds together for one universal cause. Since that day, we have celebrated Earth Day on April 22nd every year to help continue teaching awareness to everyone across the globe.
What will you be doing to celebrate Earth Day? There really does not need to be much planning involved in making your Earth Day a success. In fact, simple is usually better when it comes to nature. Pick up litter if you see it. Prune some trees that need it. Plant some flowers in the garden. It can be that easy.
You may be amazed at the health benefits you could experience from being more in tune with nature. Initially, you will experience the benefit from the sun’s vitamin D and the air’s oxygen. You will also notice that getting your hands in the dirt to help improve the quality of your environment can make you feel happy, which in turn makes your body much healthier. Of course you do not need to wait until Earth Day to experience it, but it sure is a great jumping off point if you are interested in getting back to nature.
Look around your neighborhood and see if there is anything that can be done to help improve it. Talk with your town leaders and see if they have anything planned for Earth Day this year. Being a part of nature can make it much better for you and generations to come. Help keep our earth looking great and running like a finely oiled machine for everyone who lives here.