About Earth Day: Sure, it’s every day, but did you know…?
- Earth Day began as a campus teach-in concept to capitalize on the emerging environmental consciousness of the time.
- The first Earth Day in 1970 is considered the birth of the modern environmental movement.
- It was Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring that set the stage for it, and paved the way for what’s become a massive, global movement.
- It was a US junior senator from Wisconsin (Gaylord Nelson) who championed the first Earth Day, and led a bipartisan crew to make it a reality.
- It was a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California that tipped the scales on environmental protection and motivated Senator Nelson to go into action.
- It’s celebrated in April, originally because it coincided with college spring break and that would allow for the most attendees at rallies!
- Today it’s celebrated by +1 Billion people across 190 countries!
What are your plans today? Here are a couple of things to consider:
- Watch the Earth Day premier of Seeding Change – “Never have the stakes been higher, whether it's climate change, soil degradation or plastic pollution. Triple bottom line companies provide an immediate opportunity for viewers to be a part of the solution. This film will educate consumers on how they can help save the world one purchase at a time.
- Watch Kiss the Ground - a full-length documentary narrated by Woody Harrelson that sheds light on an “new, old approach” to farming called “regenerative agriculture” that has the potential to balance our climate, replenish our vast water supplies, and feed the world.
- Watch David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet - A broadcaster recounts his life, and the evolutionary history of life on Earth, to grieve the loss of wild places and offer a vision for the future. Starring: David Attenborough
- Vote With Your Dollar – As written by our Co-Founder.