April 20th, 2020
upcoming Wednesday, April 22nd, marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. The “theme” for this Earth Day is
climate action, and thus, how environmental changes have impacted ecosystems
and human populations.
the word and take action this Earth Day. You can also donate here.
Below are ways you can celebrate this April.
The History of Earth Day
Carlson’s 1962 work Silent Spring launched
a watershed movement by discussing the effects of pollution on ecosystems and
public health. Eight years later, in 1970, twenty million Americans rallied in
the streets for healthy environments and sustainability. Universities and
colleges argued against harmful raw sewage, oil spills, power plants, toxic
dumps, and pesticides.
result, the modern environmental movement was launched. The EPA and The Clean
Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts were passed after the First Earth
Click here to read more about the history of
Appreciate Mother Earth
Mother Earth and go on nature walks next Wednesday. At Promenade, we are lucky
to be in close proximity to such amazing parks.
Druid Hill Park
Druid Hill Park offers various scenic routes and trails for park-goers. Their
lake also provides some zen and stunning views.
Federal Hill Park
in the breathtaking views of Charm City atop this historical park.
expansive Patterson Park has plenty trails and the view of the Victorian pagoda
is definitely worth the visit!
Be Green and Keep the Earth Clean
what it’s Earth, we should be green and keep it clean! Be earth-friendly and
practice recycling, conservativity, and sustainability. For example, turn off
lights/electronics when not in-use, forgo plastics, and go paperless. Also,
shopping local and organic can help the environment.
Peas on Earth
the Earth green and plant a few things — flowers, small trees, ferns, and more.
Plants are important for all living things due to their release of carbon
dioxide and intake of oxygen. Their survival is significant for our atmosphere,
air, climate, food, water, and wellness.
green thumb? Shop local with B.Willow or Canton Ace Hardware and order plants, gardening tools,
for delivery. Flowers and Fancies
is also a local
business that offers various flowers and plants.
Happy Earth Day!