The symbol of Earth Day is the Greek letter 'theta' in green

The symbol of Earth Day is the Greek letter 'theta' in green

April 22 is Earth Day. People mark this important day in the environmental calendar in different ways. It is not as much known as, for instance, the World Environment Day that has so much been promoted by the UN.

Senator Gaylord Nelson, a Democrat from Wisconsin, is responsible for the first official Earth Day in 1970. In those days, saving the environment was synonymous with the now famous “Zero Population Growth”. He organized a lecture session in university to teach about the problems that the Earth was facing such as extinction, pollution and the like. On the first official Earth Day on 22 April 1970, many people around America organized their own similar events to discuss these issues.With time the celebrations expanded and started spreading outside the US borders.

Of course many other issues have now arisen including climate change and Earth Day is no longer an American holiday alone. It is celebrated throughout the world. Maura Judkis has a list of some 10 things you should know about Earth Day that you should probably read for a brief introduction on what this Day is all about

American president Barack Obama, who is seen as someone who cares about the environment has his own agenda for this years Earth Day. In the New York Times they say:

The Obama administration is using Earth Day for launching another all-out effort to sell the American public and key lawmakers on “green jobs” as the solution for the United States’ environmental and economic woes.

Which then begs another question, are we really concerned about the Earth for the Earth’s sake or for our own good? President Obama is pushing for ‘green’ because he believes that ‘green jobs’ will save the American economy. There are those who think that Earth Day is useless, and we should get rid of it.

Whatever your thoughts about this Day are, have a Happy Earth Day

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April 22 is Earth Day. People mark this important day in the environmental calendar in different ways. It is not as much known as, for instance, the World Environment Day that has so much been promoted by the UN. Senator Gaylord Nelson, a Democrat from Wisconsin, is responsible for the...
April 22 is <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day" target="_blank">Earth Day</a>. People mark this important day in the environmental calendar in different ways. It is not as much known as, for instance, the World Environment Day that has so much been promoted by the <a href="http://www.un.org" target="_blank">UN</a>. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaylord_Nelson" target="_blank">Senator Gaylord Nelson</a>, a Democrat from Wisconsin, is responsible for the first official Earth Day in 1970. In those days, saving the environment was synonymous with the now famous “Zero Population Growth”. He organized a lecture session in university to teach about the problems that the Earth was facing such as extinction, pollution and the like. On the first official Earth Day on 22 April 1970, many people around America organized their own similar events to discuss these issues.With time the celebrations expanded and started spreading outside the US borders. Of course many other issues have now arisen including climate change and Earth Day is no longer an American holiday alone. It is celebrated throughout the world. Maura Judkis has a list of some <a href="http://www.usnews.com/blogs/fresh-greens/2009/4/22/10-things-you-should-know-about-earth-day.html" target="_blank">10 things you should know</a> about Earth Day that you should probably read for a brief introduction on what this Day is all about American president Barack Obama, who is seen as someone who cares about the environment has his own agenda for this years Earth Day. In the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2009/04/22/22greenwire-green-jobs-at-heart-of-obamas-earth-day-push-o-10631.html" target="_blank">New York Times they say</a>: <blockquote>The Obama administration is using Earth Day for launching another all-out effort to sell the American public and key lawmakers on "green jobs" as the solution for the United States' environmental and economic woes.</blockquote> Which then begs another question, are we really concerned about the Earth for the Earth's sake or for our own good? President Obama is pushing for 'green' because he believes that 'green jobs' will save the American economy. There are those who think that Earth Day is useless, and <a href="http://nyulocal.com/national/2009/04/22/lets-cancel-earth-day-shall-we/" target="_blank">we should get rid of it</a>. Whatever your thoughts about this Day are, have a Happy Earth Day