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Earth Day History And Some Activities That Can Make A Difference

     What is Earth Day?

Earth Day was set up by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson on Apr, twenty-two 1970. He was concerned about the growing environmental crisis and tried to make it a known and discussed issue. Beginning as an environmental teach-in in Philadelphia on April 16 lasting till April twenty-two, with no official ruling body, it grew at the grassroots level to a worldwide day of environmental awareness.

At the first Earth Day in Fairmont Park, Philadelphia attendees included ; Senator Edmund Muskie ( writer of the Clean Air Act, 1970 ), Ralph Nader, Ian McHarg Landscape architect, George Wald a Nobel award winning Harvard Biochemist, Senate Minority Leader Hugh Scott and poet Allen Ginsberg. Since that time, regular people like you and me, celebrities and congressmen have thrown themselves into expressing the difficulties of environmentally aware actions including recycling, energy conservation and reducing and / or reusing expendable items. Progressing into an international effort to save our planet, Earth Day changed into a worldwide corporation with a ruling body to assemble activities and ideas.

While many of us support Earth Day, there are feedback. Some people say that Earth Day has come to symbolize the marginalization of environmental protection, and the celebration of itself has outlasted its utility, writer Alex Steffen. In a May 5th Washington Times editorial Arbor Day was compared to Earth Day as Arbor Day being a very content, non-political party of trees, while Earth Day was a dismal, political ideology that portrayed humans in a negative light. Peter Foster from Junk Science says that Earth Day was conceived in counter-culture hysteria and has developed as a focal point for ideological opposition to industrialized society and cites the volcanic eruption in Iceland as proof Mother Nature does what she pleases and that includes polluting.

When you look at it, Earth Day has some vehement supporters and vehement critics. Either way they both have a point. We are stewards of this planet and we will make some sort of big messes, on the other hand the planet can make some big messes of its own that we haven't any power to manage. Feeling guilty about how you live your life is not any way to live ; that includes how you cope with the environment. We shouldn't feel guilted or be pushed into trying new concepts to keep our world clean. We should need to do what tiny we will to leave a better place for generations to come factoring in what we have no control of. Deciding the merits of Earth Day is a personal call.

At the very least bringing to the forefront perception of the dangerous chemicals used in many of our everyday products is a great thing. This has created a massive commercial vacuum that companies are dashing to fill. Taking the green approach to packing and making their products, corporations have jumped on the bandwagon of ecologically friendly products. Keeping toxic ingredients out of our cleaning and everyday products will go a ways to help the environment and our family's health.

one way to help the planet is by purchasing earth friendly cleaning products. One company has been around making and promoting non-harmful and biodegradable cleaners and health products since before Earth Day and environmental issues were set up. Dr. Shaklee set up the Shaklee co. and introduced the first biodegradable all-purpose cleaner and official Earth Day product over 50 years back called Basic-H.

in accordance with the pace and trend Shaklee has developed a cleaning system any valet of the environment would really like to have. It is called Get Clean and comes in a starter kit which has everything you need to replace all the noxious cleaners most homes now use and out-performs eleven state brands. This kit helps to eliminate 108 pounds of waste from landfills, 248 pounds of Carbon emissions and is the equivalent of planting 10 trees. People using these products have already saved enough plastic from going into landfills to circle the world over nineteen times.

Whether or not you agree with the politics behind Earth Day, leaving our planet better than we found it must count for something. We will be able to choose to buy concentrated products that we add water to, to reduce the amounts of waste or reuse or recycle our trash. We can use non-toxic cleaners that keep chemicals out of our water. Our world is changing as it has throughout history, what we decide to do or not to do, will impact our future.

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