Hey gang, Weekly Environmental Fact time! Today we are focused on Earth Day because it is this Friday. As you know we’ll be celebrating Earth Day on Webosaurs Island and talking about all the great ways you can get involved wherever you are and help this planet that we all call home. Earth Day was started by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970 in the United States and went international in 1990. It is now celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. A lot of those countries celebrate for an entire week! Also, a couple of years ago the United Nations designated April 22 as International Mother Earth Day, so don’t even think about harming the Earth this Friday!
One of the big problems with Earth Day is that a lot of us are only good to Mother Earth during this week or only on this one day. The purpose of Earth Day is to spread the knowledge and information about how to best care for the Earth and to encourage others to do so! Earth Day was celebrated by an amazing 20 million people in its very first year and is now celebrated by more than 500 million each year. I think Earth Day is a wonderful concept, but even if it was Earth Day every single day we’d still be fighting an uphill battle. What do you think about Earth Day? In your opinion what would be the best ways to make Earth Day last all year long? In order to save our planet and leave a great place to live for future generations we need to have hundreds of Earth Days back to back to back! Leave your comments about Earth Day here!