Next Monday, April 22, 2013, over one billion people around the world will celebrate the 43rd annual Earth Day. The theme of Earth Day 2013 is the "Face of Climate Change" according to the Earth Day Network.
The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970. Created by then Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, this special celebration was intended to raise awareness about environmental threats and encourage citizens to strive for healthy, sustainable communities. Earth Day 1970 capitalized on emerging consciousness, channeling the energy of the anti-war protest movement and putting environmental concerns front and center. The original Earth Day and the resulting environmental momentum led to the creation of the U.S. EPA and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts, among other environmental progress.
In celebration of Earth Day 2013, we will sponsor a weeklong series of blogs focused on the general topic of climate change and related considerations.
For more information about Earth Day 2013, visit the Earth Day Network website at http://www.earthday.org/2013/