Earth day was created by Senator Gaylord Nelson in April 22, 1970 after a peace activist named John McConnell proposed a day to honor our planet. It was also said that Mr. Nelson did this as a response to an oil spill which happened in California and he was even awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award because of this. It was originally supposed to be celebrated every March 21st, which was said to be the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. However, it was changed to the 22nd of April and last month's celebration was actually the 44th anniversary!
And if you're thinking that this is the most boring holiday ever and the only thing you can do to help is by planting 800 trees well think again. NASA actually created a #GlobalSelfie event, wherein they asked people to take and post their selfies (and who doesn't love taking selfies?) on social media with the hashtag! And it's true that every little act counts because even the things we don't think about like using our own water bottle and reusing grocery bags can help. Earth Day reminds us of our duties as citizens of this earth and to always think green. But even though we have an Earth DAY, it doesn't mean that this is the only day that we should worry and take care of our one and only home. So the next time you think about throwing your candy wrapper out the car window, remind yourself that there is only one planet Earth and once it's destroyed...there's no going back.