Celebrate Earth Day this Weekend!

This weekend, there will be worldwide events and celebrations to show support for environmental protection, something that is critical for the earth and our future.Earth day started 43 years ago, when US Senator Gaylord Nelson witnessed not only the ravages of the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill, but also the anti-war movement from students. Originally, Nelson called Earth Day “environmental teach-in day,” and suggested that it be held on April 22, a date that would be suited for college students since it fell between exams.  The first earth day was held on April 22, 1970, and over 20 million people worldwide participated; since then, earth day has been observed by national governments in over 192 countries and has had over one billion participants.

Adapting a more greener lifestyle will also help us to preserve our planet. Below are some wonderful sites for greener living and also for information regarding climate change and the imminent need for serious environmental awareness:

Earth Day Network:

International Earth Day Site:

EPA:

Eco Kids:

Green Living:

Ecofabulous:

Freshome:

Treehugger:

The Daily Green: