Happy Earth Day!

April 22, 2017 4:10 pm
by: LiZa

Earth Day is celebrated every year on the 22nd of April. In 1970, a Wisconsin senator, Gaylord Nelson, first conceived of the day. He was worried about the rate of industrialization, accompanied with the careless attitude people tend to have towards our environment. On the first Earth Day in 1970, 22 million Americans celebrated clean air, land, and water. In December 1970, 7 months after the first Earth Day celebration, the U.S. Congress created the Environmental Protection Agency to monitor and protect the environment.

Today, we are still striving to do so. One way is planting trees because they help the environment by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. So, today, I am hanging out in my Pawleys Island hammock between two trees and feeling blessed to live on this beautiful planet!

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