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Earth Day

Today is Earth Day, April 22, 2013. It is an earth day celebration that is recognized worldwide. We have Earth Day to support environmental protection and awareness. It is generally celebrated with Earth Day projects such as planting trees, collecting roadside garbage, offering numerous free programs like recycling or environmental conservation and utilizing ways to help save the earth by upcycling or bicycling to work.

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The First Earth Day

The first recognized Earth Day was April 22, 1970. It had various participants in over 2,000 colleges and universities and around 10,000 primary and secondary schools. As well, there were numerous communities in America that supported the cause. What was amazing is that over 20 million people partook in peaceful demonstrations that supported environmental improvement. Some of the demonstrations included the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act.

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Earth Day Today

Earth Day celebrations are now observed in 192 countries. It is considered the largest holiday recognized by the whole world. In fact, there are over a billion people who celebrate and participate in Earth Day.

Today Earth Day is coordinated by the nonprofit Earth Day Network (EDN). Founded in 1993, the Earth Day Network was established to unite international support for the grassroots of Earth Day. The organization works with over 22,000 partners in numerous countries to enlarge, diversify and organize the environmental crusade. The EDN focuses on global “green” education, public environmental campaigns and numerous other projects to protect the environment.

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Earth Day Projects | Earth Day Ideas

You don’t have to do something momentous for Earth Day celebration. Even the smallest of Earth Day projects can make an impact on our world. Just imagine if everyone did something to help the earth it would make a huge difference.

Here are some Earth Day ideas to get you started:

  • Plant a tree
  • Buy only fair trade, organic and sustainable products
  • Celebrate Earth Day with your children, they are the future
  • Plant a garden; if you are limited in space try a vertical garden
  • Upcycle, reuse or convert old materials & products into something new
  • Use earth friendly cleaners that are not toxic for you or the environment
  • Conserve on water such as turning off the faucet when you brush your teeth
  • Remodel your home using sustainable, energy efficient and “green” products
  • Buy food locally and in bulk, it can save up to 4.6 pounds of trash per person per day
  • Start a recycling bin; get your kids involved to show them the importance of recycling

Earth Day Celebration on Amazon or Ebay

Even Amazon and eBay has some wonderful Earth Day products this year. If you have decided to do a large Earth Day project then Amazon or eBay could save you quite a bit on expenses.

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hawaiianodysseus 3 years ago from Southeast Washington state

Thank you for sharing--and in that sharing, enlightening all as to ways in which we can all honor Planet Earth. Aloha, mecheshier!

Joe


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mecheshier 3 years ago Author

Thank you as well hawaiianodysseus, for the wonderful feedback. Happy Earth DaY


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Vacation Trip 3 years ago from India

Great hub on Earth Day. Very interesting and i enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and interesting.


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mecheshier 3 years ago Author

Hi Vacation Trip. Thanks for reading my Hub. I am glad you enjoyed it.


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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts

Great informative and well written article on earth day, i really enjoyed reading this . Happy earth day !

Vote up and more !!! Sharing !


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mecheshier 3 years ago Author

Hi kashmir56

Thank you so much! I am glad that you enjoyed the article. Happy Earth day to you as well!

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