Happy Earth Day! Today is a day we celebrate the environment and it’s the perfect opportunity to do something, big or small, to help make your community a little cleaner and a little greener. More about the history of Earth Day:
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 50,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
Read more about Earth Day and different ways you can get involved on the Earth Day Network’s website here, or check out the website Mother Nature Network and some of their ideas for how to make Earth Day every day here.
Are you doing anything for Earth Day? We want to hear from you! Leave a comment, connect with us on Twitter @aupairinamerica and don’t forget to submit any of your community service or volunteer work to our 2015 Au Pair Community Service Awards! Happy Earth Day!