Apr 17, 2015

Earth Day Basics from Conservastore.com - A Sustain U Quick Update

Why Earth Day at all?

"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. Senator Nelson announced the idea for a “national teach-in on the environment” to the national media; persuaded Pete McCloskey, a conservation-minded Republican Congressman, to serve as his co-chair; and recruited Denis Hayes as national coordinator. Hayes built a national staff of 85 to promote events across the land"

What are you supposed to do on Earth Day?

Great News there is no requirement to do anything. But it might be a good time to just sit outside somewhere in solitude for a moment and do a self-assessment of your relationship with the Earth. The Earth provides us food and gives us a nice place to live. How can we better fit into the natural systems the Earth has developed thru the eons

How about having FUN on Earth Day?

Absolutely-there are a lot of festivals celebrating Earth Day around the world and the USA
Here's a link to celebrations near you

What does Conservastore hope you do on Earth Day?

We hope you remember Earth Day the other 364 days of the year. Simple life changes such as polluting less, respecting the non human inhabitants of Earth, and using the least amount of Earth resources you need will show the Earth you recognize it's spirituality

There is not place like Home

Planet Earth is our home and NASA is asking  to share your pictures and videos of your favorite places on Earth using the hashtag #NoPlaceLikeHome

From Nasa.gov:
There are (so far) 1,800 known planets beyond our solar system, but among all of them, there's no place like Earth. This Earth Day, April 22, NASA is asking you to share pictures and video of your favorite places on Earth using social media – and tag them #NoPlaceLikeHome.
For more info visit: http://www.nasa.gov/likehome/


We have selected a few interesting short videos about Earth Day:

Earth Hour 2015 Official Video

What is Earth Day? The History

Earth Day Video For Kids

Earth Day April 22nd 2013 by NASA


Check out our Earth Day Poetry Compilation Blog


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