Earth Day

Happy Earth Day!

Did you know that Earth Day first began in 1970? Gaylord Nelson, a US Senator from Wisconsin, proposed Earth Day in order to bring environmental issues to the front of discussions and to give everyone a wake up call about the environment regarding air pollution most importantly. Dennis Hayes organized Earth Day that same year.

Each Earth Day millions of people get out and do something for the environment. Everyone can agree that the earth needs to be clean and protected. Communities across the world have big events planned. Click here to find one near you or check your local paper.

Don’t have time to partake in a big event? Try doing all of these little things that add up to being environmentally friendly – click here to read the top 10 list of climate change solutions from the Earth Day Network.

And if you are cleaning up a park, another landscape, the backyard, converting your house to be environmentally friendly, then you are being a preservationist at the same time.  After all, historic preservation is the ultimate recycling.  So, reduce-reuse-recycle in any way possible: water bottles, coffee travel mugs, packaging material, paper, and especially existing buildings!

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from CafePress. Click to find products with this logo.

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Originally from University of Wyoming Dusty Shelves blog.

Some Earth Day slogans:

Love your Mother Earth. — Give a hoot, don’t Pollute. — Don’t be a litter bug. — Reuse the past, Recycle the Present, Save the Future. — Everyday is Earth Day.

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