US Senator Gaylord Nelson organized the first Earth Day in 1970–yes, Earth Day has been with us for over 4 decades! The very first Earth Day celebration drew 20 million participants and Earth Day is now recognized by the United Nations as International Mother Earth Day.
According to Party Earth, “today Earth Day is celebrated by over one billion people in nearly 200 countries around the globe and one of the best places to celebrate this year’s Earth Day is Los Angeles.”
Check out their calendar of Earth Day Events in the Los Angeles area.
The Indoor Air Quality Association released a video yesterday about Earth Day and Air Quality that we thought you would be interested in:
“EPA studies of human exposure to air pollutants indicate that indoor levels of pollutants may be two to five times–and occasionally more than 100 times–higher than outdoor levels.”
We are used to thinking of the Great Outdoors on Earth Day–planting trees, riding our bikes, picking up litter–but the Great Indoors is important, too. After all, we spend most of our time indoors, whether it be at school, at home, or at work.
So let’s join together and celebrate our planet, indoors and out!