Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Today is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. Earth Day 1970,founded by Gaylord Nelson, then U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, achieved a rare political alignment, enlisting support from Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, city slickers and farmers, tycoons and labor leaders. The first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. Although only a teenager, I was in New York City where there was one of many coast to coast rallies calling attention to environmental concerns.
It changed my life. Children are the future stewards of this blue planet. They will learn to nurture and protect the natural world around them from us. Let's all lead by example and take care of this planet. What are you going to do in celebration of Earth day?