The very first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22nd, 1970. According to earthday.org, currently more than 190+ countries participate in the tradition and more than 1 Billion people participate in doing some sort of action to commemorate the day.
Throughout the years, Earth Day has grown to become one of the largest secular holidays celebrated worldwide. As an initiative that started to bring awareness to the impact of globalization on the ecosystem, Earth Day has now grown in popularity due to social media users spreading awareness across the globe and sharing what they do to celebrate the day – on April 22nd and throughout the year. Right here in the Rocket City we have a great line up of events this weekend that are great for the whole family! Be sure to check those out here.
From reusable fashion to homeowners investing in their curb appeal and utilizing eco-friendly materials for home-improvement, Earth Day has evolved to a year round concerted effort by many worldwide that are looking to lessen their footprint on the globe. If you are interested in creative projects that you can do at home to start to lessen your footprint this weekend is a great time to start! Plant a tree, work in your garden, or simply take a walk outside and enjoy the weather; know that you are doing your part in supporting such an important day worldwide.