Make Every Day Earth Day!
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Today and Every Day!
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:
“Thank you for supporting EarthShare Georgia and the role we play in connecting people to the environment and the great work of our member groups. You mean everything to us as we work hard to fulfill our mission in these challenging times.”
– Madeline Reamy, Executive Director
Every day is Earth Day! A quick look at the history of Earth Day.....
In the decades leading up to the first Earth Day, Americans were consuming vast amounts of leaded gas through massive and inefficient automobiles. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of the consequences from either the law or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. Until this point, mainstream America remained largely oblivious to environmental concerns and how a polluted environment threatens human health.” – EarthDay.org
April 21st, 1970, the eve of Earth Day:
20,000 people in the large public mall across from Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
See more photos and read more on Earth Week 1970.
“Earth Day worked because of the spontaneous response at the grassroots level. We had neither the time nor resources to organize 20 million demonstrators and the thousands of schools and local communities that participated. That was the remarkable thing about Earth Day. It organized itself.” – Gaylord Nelson, Founder, Earth Day
Original broadcast of CBS News Special Report with Walter Cronkite about the first Earth Day, 1970. Also known as Earth Week 1970.
Are you part of Earth Day history?
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- Bike to work, car pool, use mass transit, or walk. Set goals and compete with friends by getting involved with Georgia Commute Options and use the app, GACommuter. Better yet, encourage your workplace to become a Bicycle Friendly Business.
- Get a recycling or composting program started with the help of Keep America Beautiful. There are lots of ideas and resources at their Recyling@Work portal.
- Start a Green Team. Follow this checklist from Energy Star for creative ideas to help your green team get started.
- Conduct an energy audit at your workplace. Look for lights and equipment needlessly left on, drafty windows and doors you could insulate, inefficient thermostat settings, and other energy-wasters. Make recommendations for improvements that will save energy and money.
- Put up an Earth Day bulletin board during April that offers employees new energy-saving tips each week.
- Participate in EarthShare Georgia’s Earth Day events to connect with the organizations working hard every day to conserve and protect our air, land and water.
- Make Earth Day Every Day! Encourage your employer to participate in the Corporate Sustainer program. Email email@example.com to get started with year-round opportunities.