A lot has happened in the world since 1970 which is when Earth Day was first celebrated and we should be mindful that we as human beings have an enormous impact on the environment and while there are many today who are getting the message across with humor the fact remains that we have to start pulling together to help save our environment.
I found this interesting fact that I would like to quote from a wonderful site History.com
Since 1970, Earth Day celebrations have grown. In 1990, Earth Day went global, with 200 million people in over 140 nations participating, according to the Earth Day Network (EDN), a nonprofit organization that coordinates Earth Day activities. In 2000, Earth Day focused on clean energy and involved hundreds of millions of people in 184 countries and 5,000 environmental groups, according to EDN. Activities ranged from a traveling, talking drum chain in Gabon, Africa, to a gathering of hundreds of thousands of people at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Today, the Earth Day Network collaborates with more than 17,000 partners and organizations in 174 countries. According to EDN, more than 1 billion people are involved in Earth Day activities, making it “the largest secular civic event in the world.”
For those of you who use social media in your daily activities,here is an infographic from Recylebank that shows a number of way that we can share responsibility for our planet
And… for those of you who wish to share some quotable quotes to your friends here are a few that will tell people that you care.
Every day is Earth Day.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
~Native American Proverb
I’m not an environmentalist. I’m an Earth warrior.
~Darryl Cherney, quoted in Smithsonian, April 1990
Humanity is on the march, earth itself is left behind.
~David Ehrenfeld, The Arrogance of Humanism, 1978
Oh Beautiful for smoggy skies, insecticided grain,
For strip-mined mountain’s majesty above the asphalt plain.
America, America, man sheds his waste on thee,
And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea.
~ George Carlin
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~ Chief Seattle, 1855
Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.
~Bill Vaughn, quoted in Jon Winokur, The Portable Curmudgeon, 1987