On April 22, 1970, Earth Day became a movement when 20 million Americans gathered to demonstrate the need to protect the environment. Groups rallied against pollution, toxic dumps, loss of wilderness and wildlife extinction. Monday, April 22, 2013 is once again time to celebrate Earth Day.
More than one billion people around the world will show their appreciation of the Earth with 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 that you wish to preserve.
Visit the Earth Day Network www.earthday.org/2013 to discover events in your area and learn how to organize your own event. Each of us can help maintain the natural beauty of our planet.