Published on Monday, 09 April 2012 09:31
Written by Harnoor Gill
Harnoor Gill. Willow Park Ecology Centre (WPEC) Youth Volunteer Leader with Tunde Otto-Harris, Chair Stewardship Committee of WPEC is cleaning the vegetable garden at WPEC in spring 2011
“Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” – Sherry Anderson. This great quote is from someone who in my mind is clearly an inspirational volunteer. The message that I would like to convey throughout this article would be to take action for Earth on Earth Day. To start off, I will talk about what Earth Day exactly is, what you as an individual can do on Earth Day as well as other major steps that can be taken to help with this growing problem. So, let’s take action to help us improve our actions to save our planet.
Earth Day is an event commemorated towards spreading attentiveness and gratitude about Earth’s natural environment. On this significant day which was actually invented by an American around 42 years ago at Wisconsin. On that fateful day of enormous change on April 22nd 1970, over 20 million people participated in this event to help support this amazing cause of helping to restore Earth more into its natural environment. With this thought in mind United States Senator, Gaylord Nelson at the time had initiated the world’s first ever Earth Day event as well as in later years putting his precious time towards also trying to make this event a global franchise.
Back in 1970, they hadn’t had as many ideas as we humans have now of what activities we can participate in to help launch Earth Day. Such a vast amount of activities may consist of raking the leaves in a local community park, doing a garbage sweep to promote individuals to not litter as much or even just eating locally grown foods for your meals which don’t tend to be as costly for shipping which in turn actually helps to cause pollution. To reduce these horrible pollutants from attacking our Earth’s atmosphere I suggest you go out into the community and try your best as an individual to stop the use of such carbon emissions by planning a couple of seminars to explain what can happen if too many of these emissions decide to attack our atmosphere. Remember, these are only a few suggestions to what you yourself can do on Earth Day.
Some other helpful major steps that can be taken to accomplish our goals of a less-pollutant Earth are to spread the word about this significant event to your friends and peers for a great response. A great source to spread the word around about this event is using MEDIA. Some ways of positively using media can be posting it on your facebook wall, tweeting it on your twitter account or even just making a fun promotional video for all to watch in order to draw attention about this amazing event are just some helpful major steps that can be taken to accomplish our goals of a healthier Earth.
To leave you off, I would like to say please send this article to as many friends in order to raise awareness for this cause to make this the best Earth Day this planet has ever had. Cheers to the Earth!
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