Earth Day is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year with more than a billion people participating.
More than one billion people participate in Earth Day campaigns every year and it is the largest civic event in the world, celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people from all communities.
On Earth Day, celebrated annually on 22 April, here are some tips to help reduce climate change and global warming.
Good news, skywatchers: the annual Lyrid meteor shower peaks this week, and astronomers are predicting an awesome show.
The Lyrids, considered the first good meteor shower of the year, will peak on April 22 — Earth Day — and April 23. The shower could produce 10 to 20 shooting stars per hour at its peak, according to the Slooh Community Observatory.
Forty-five years ago, the country was reeling from a massive oil spill that befouled the coast of California. No one thought twice about lighting up a cigarette in a public space, and the “Sunday drive,” traditional pastime of millions, consumed unimaginable amounts of gasoline while polluting the air.
Few people gave a thought to the damage the human race was wreaking on the planet it called home. Those who did were dismissed as a little bit odd.
But then came the rude awakening, spurred in large measure by the first Earth Day – April 22, 1970 – and the millions of people newly energized to speak up against the willy-nilly pollution of the world’s land, air and water.
That mostly spontaneous, grassroots event has burgeoned into a global phenomenon.
“It’s an old Native American tradition that when you take something from the Earth you must put something back. Earth Day 2015 will be a global Give back to Earth event, as an offering for all that the planet gives us.”
At BPI Campus our Progressive Agenda is:
1. People matter more than profits.
2. The earth is our home, not our trash can.
3. We need good government for both #1 and #2.
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