Today is Earth Day – it’s hard to believe the first Earth Day was 41 years ago. What’s even harder to believe is that I remember it! You might not know that Earth Day, now celebrated around the world, had it’s humble beginnings right here in Wisconsin. From EarthDay.org, here is a brief history of the event:
Earth Day 1970 achieved a rare political alignment, enlisting support from Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, city slickers and farmers, tycoons and labor leaders. The first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. “It was a gamble,” Gaylord recalled, “but it worked.”
As 1990 approached, a group of environmental leaders asked Denis Hayes to organize another big campaign. This time, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. Earth Day 1990 gave a huge boost to recycling efforts worldwide and helped pave the way for the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. It also prompted President Bill Clinton to award Senator Nelson the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1995) — the highest honor given to civilians in the United States — for his role as Earth Day founder.”
Natural Healthy Concepts is likewise committed to protecting our environment. We use fully recyclable shipping materials, we recycle everything we possibly can, including tons of cardboard every year – at our expense, and we offer a huge selection of organic, environmentally-friendly and cruelty-free products. You’ll find everything from the Ecover line of household products, to our Miessence organic skincare, makeup and toiletry line. When you shop Natural Healthy Concepts you help make sure every day is Earth Day! Pledge to live more gently on mother earth and volunteer to clean it up or it’s Mercy Mercy Me.
Gaylord Nelson, founder of Earth Day, said it best,
- What You Should Know About Earth Day (everydayhealth.com)