This week is Earth week and the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. Earth Day was started April 22, 1970 when the world was awakening to the need to take better care of our environment, resources and planet. The idea came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, he realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. Over the years, it's gone from a political statement to a movement of joy in preserving, maintaining and beautifying this home we call Earth.
So, what can you do for Earth day? How does this equate to you and your home? You could install solar panels on your roof. Plant a pollinator-friendly flower garden. Be more conscious of the electrical usage in your home. Help launch a community garden. The possibilities are endless! So enjoy doing your part today by making Earth day, every day!
Here's a link from the Tool Barn you may enjoy: http://www.toolbarn.com/blog/tips-to-be-green