How Earth Day began and how it helps the planet

April 17, 2017 by  
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Earth Day is April 22nd, and to get prepared for the big day, here are a few Earth Day facts that you may not know. Founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in, the first ever Earth Day was held on April 22nd, 1970. Earth Day not only marks the beginnings of moving toward a more sustainable world, it’s a time to come together and contemplate our global environmental situation, as well as participate in community and global “green” activities. Read on to find out all about this important eco-holiday . Earth Day is one of the most widely celebrated environmental events across the globe. The first Earth Day was focused on protesting an oil spill off the coast of California, but today, the focus is on increasing awareness of the planet and all the issues around its health, from fracking and water pollution to rainforest depletion and animal extinctions. More than 20 million people and thousands of local schools and communities participated in the first Earth Day of United States that took place on 22 April 1970, and one of the results of that first celebration was the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Air Act. It became an international event in 1971, when UN’s Secretary-General U Thant spoke about it at a Peace Bell Ceremony at the United Nations in New York City. On that first celebration, NYC’s mayor shut down Fifth Avenue for use on Earth Day, and allowed it to be celebrated in Central Park. Today, over 1 billion people celebrate Earth Day around the world. Earth Day is celebrated in 192 countries. This day is a time dedicated to increasing awareness about the Earth, its issues and its problems, and people in different countries take action that will benefit their region the most. For example: On Earth Day 2011, the Earth Day Network planted 28 million trees in Afghanistan. On Earth Day 2012, more than 100 thousand people in China rode their bikes to save fuel and reduce CO2 emissions from motor vehicles. In Panama, in honor of Earth Day, they planted 100 species of endangered orchids to prevent their extinction. In 2014, NASA participated in Earth Day with the agency’s #GlobalSelfie event , asking people to take a photo of themselves outside and post it to social media using the hashtag #GlobalSelfie. We can all use Earth Day as a time to reflect on our personal impact on the environment. Simply implementing something that promotes sustainability, such as a weekly recycling regimen, can truly make a difference. Let’s use today as a starting point for great change, and make every day an Earth Day. + Vangel The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Earth Day Every Day: 5 Ways To Actually Make It Happen

April 22, 2016 by  
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It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Earth Day began in the 1970’s, the decade of hippies. The day was developed to celebrate mother nature – and in my mind, its founders dreamed it up while wearing tye-dye, flashing the peace sign…

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Upcycle That Dingy Drawer Into This Beautiful DIY Bookcase

October 7, 2015 by  
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There are never enough bookcases for a bibliophile like me. Books are stacked beside my bed, they fill my (non-functioning) fireplace, and my actual bookcase is stuffed with tomes ranging from the weighty War and Peace to hot pink chick lit. What…

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Earth Day: How it began, and how it helps the planet

April 22, 2015 by  
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Earth Day is April 22nd, and to get prepared for the big day, here are a few Earth Day facts that you may not know. Founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in, the first ever Earth Day was held on April 22nd, 1970. Earth Day not only marks the beginnings of moving toward a more sustainable world, it’s a time to come together and contemplate our global environmental situation, as well as participate in community and global “green” activities. Read on to find out all about this important eco-holiday . Read the rest of Earth Day: How it began, and how it helps the planet Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: #earthdayfacts , clean air act , earth day , Earth Day 2015 , Earth Day facts , Earth Day information , environmental protection agency , Peace Bell Ceremony , reader submissions , Vangel

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These sensory-friendly clothes make it easier to keep autistic kids safe

March 1, 2015 by  
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Parents of autistic children have a lot to keep tabs on. One of the most frightening tendencies for some children with autism is the tendency to wander off, which can be dangerous or even life-threatening, depending on the surroundings. Independence Day Clothing has created a smart, fashionable answer to this problem. They’ve embedded a tiny GPS-tracking device in sensory-friendly kids clothing to help parents keep track of their children . The monitoring device is so small and lightweight that neither the wearer, or their friends, will be notice it, but the peace of mind it can bring to a parent of an autistic child is priceless. Read more to find out about Independence Day Clothing’s current products, and what they have in mind for the future of autistic kids’ fashion. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: autism , children with autism , clothing for autistic children , dangerous autistic behaviors , dangers of autism , GPS enabled clothing , GPS tracking clothing , GPS tracking shirt , parents of autistic children , safe kids clothing

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Keystone XL battle should be about food security and climate change, not economics

February 24, 2015 by  
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As we await President Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL  pipeline, expected later today, news outlets far and wide are recapping the evolution of the debate. Unfortunately, the headlines often focus on the economy and only mention some vague connection to the environment. In reality, the Keystone XL battle isn’t just about money. It is about reducing fossil fuel emissions and protecting the land necessary for our food and water supplies. Read the rest of Keystone XL battle should be about food security and climate change, not economics Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: action , activism , ban fracking , capitalism , climate , Climate Change , climate chaos , Climate Disaster , congress , conservatives , creativity , drilling , earth , ECO:nomics , economy , Environment , Facebook , fight , Fossil Free , fossil fuels , fracking , frontlines , Future , future generations , gas , green , Grow , hydraulic fracturing , keystone pipeline , keystone pipeline climate change , keystone pipeline food security , keystone pipeline policy , keystone politics , keystone xl , KXL , Love , money , movement , natural gas , NOKXL , obama , oil , Op Ed , peace , pennsylvania , politics , protests , renewable energy , renewables , republicans , revolution , shale , shale gas , shalefields , skills , social media , XL Dissent

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Watch Leonardo DiCaprio’s Powerful Speech at the UN Climate Summit (Video)

September 24, 2014 by  
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Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio delivered a brief but powerful speech Tuesday morning before world leaders gathered in New York City for the United Nations Climate Summit . DiCaprio, who on Sunday participated in the People’s Climate March — the biggest climate march in history with an estimated 400,000 concerned citizens hitting the streets of Manhattan to demand climate action — humbly implored the international community to “answer the greatest challenge of our existence on this planet” before it is too late. The recently appointed UN Messenger of Peace issued a bold challenge to the attendees, saying that “you can make history or be vilified by it.” Read the rest of Watch Leonardo DiCaprio’s Powerful Speech at the UN Climate Summit (Video) Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: clean energ , climate march , Leonardo DiCaprio , People’s Climate March , un climate summit

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BFI Announces Seven Pioneering Finalists for the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

September 24, 2014 by  
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Leonardo DiCaprio Named UN Messenger of Peace

September 17, 2014 by  
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon just named Leonardo DiCaprio a United Nations Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change. The Academy Award-nominated actor and committed environmental activist joins 11 others in the role, including Stevie Wonder, primatologist Jane Goodall, author Paulo Coelho, and fellow actors Michael Douglas, Charlize Theron and George Clooney. DiCaprio’s first engagement as a Messenger will be to address the UN Climate Summit in New York on 23 September, 2014. Read the rest of Leonardo DiCaprio Named UN Messenger of Peace Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: celebrities , Climate Change , global warming , Leonardo DiCaprio , Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace , New York. , Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon , un climate summit , United Nations , United Nations Messenger of Peace

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Malala Yousafzai to Urge UN to Advance Education at Keynote on Her 16th Birthday

July 11, 2013 by  
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Malala Yousafzai , the girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for going to school, is turning 16 tomorrow. To mark the date, which will henceforth be known as Malala Day, she is addressing the UN about education as a universal right – especially for women and girls . On July 12, she will be joined by 500 students from more than 80 countries at a unique Youth Assembly at the UN where she is expected to press leaders to do more to advance education around the world. Malala has been nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize and is the youngest person ever to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Stand with Malala and sign this petition to demand education as a universal right for every child in the world! Read the rest of Malala Yousafzai to Urge UN to Advance Education at Keynote on Her 16th Birthday Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ban ii-moon , education as a universal right , education for girls and women , education in pakistan , malala 16th birthday , malala day , Malala Yousafzai , stand with malala , UN , youth assembly        

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