"In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be celebrated on March 21, 1970, the first day of Spring in the northern hemisphere. A month later a separate Earth Day was founded by U.S.Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. While this April 22 Earth Day was focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations."Now that you know a little about the history of this day, the question remains: How do you celebrate Earth Day? Are you doing anything special or different today? Even more important: Do you care? Just a few questions to ponder as you go about your normal schedule.
For today I came across an article in #MariaShriver's Blog and is written by Patrice Vecchione.