On April 22, 1970, Earth Day became a movement as 20 million Americans gathered throughout the nation to demonstrate the need to protect the environment. Groups rallied against pollution, toxic dumps, loss of wilderness and wildlife extinction. This Sunday, April 22, 2012, is once again Earth Day.
Today, more than one billion people around the world will show their appreciation of the Earth by doing some form of service. Join them by picking up trash in your neighborhood, planting a tree or organizing a community clean-up to show your support for a healthy planet. Or, simply appreciate nature by going on a hike and taking pictures of something that moves you, and you wish to preserve. For suggestions on ways to participate in Earth Day, visit the Earth Day Network www.earthday.org/2012. Here you will be shown events in your area and discover how to organize your own event, join an Earth Day campaign and more. Each and every person can help maintain the natural beauty of earth we are so fortunate to enjoy.