As a result of Nelson's efforts, more than 20 million Americans went out on April 22nd to demonstrate for a healthier environment. These demonstrations brought together multiple sectors in society under one overarching desire for a cleaner, healthier world. Republicans and Democrats, urban dwellers and farmers, rich and poor, all demonstrated together and realized they had more in common than they had thought.
Since 1970, Earth Day has become a world-wide movement to push for environmentally-friendly changes in all countries. Past Earth Days have focused on recycling, climate change, renewable energy, and other related subjects. As a result, we now have the Environmental Protection Agency, the Endangered Species Act, and the Clean Air and Water Act.
While Earth Day might seem to some like a reason for tree-hugging hippies to protest about Big Oil, it is in reality a day that we all should be paying close attention to, and being active on. Like many have said before, this earth is the only home we have, and we need to take care of it by being responsible citizens of the world, and using our resources wisely.
So, take a moment to thank a farmer. You can leave a comment below with your thanks, and know that it will reach the ears of many farmers, who will very much appreciate your acknowledgment of their hard work!
Each little action might seem small and unimportant, but taken by many, they do result in big savings to our planet's resources!
For more information on Earth Day, visit: http://www.earthday.org/