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  • Writer's pictureNatacha Belair

Earth Day—Every Day

Updated: Jan 5, 2023

I discovered Earth Day...

...when I was ten years old. My parents brought my brother and me to Bush Gardens in Florida. This was the first time I had the opportunity to see some of my favorite animals in real life. It was the best day ever!

Sifting through the gift shop, I landed on a t-shirt that promoted Bush Gardens’ support for Earth Day. It instantly became my favourite and I wore it as often as I could. This is when I started to raise awareness for this important cause without even realizing it.

A bit of history

Did you know that Earth Day began in 1970 when a US Senator, a Congressman and a young activist joined forces? They worked together to organize campus teach-ins on April 22 to raise awareness on the increasing levels of air and water pollution. To learn more, visit: The History of Earth Day - Earth Day

We can all do more

If you already do a lot for the environment, great! Keep it up and encourage others to do the same. If you’re new to this way of thinking, welcome aboard!

Collective challenge

What can you start doing today that will improve your ecological footprint? Take a minute and share your thoughts in the comments. Who knows, you might inspire someone to do the same.

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