Each April 22 is a time to respect the environment and marvel at Mother Nature: Earth Day. Founded in 1970, Earth Day has been used as a platform to not only celebrate the world we live in but to also draw attention to problems faced in nature every day. Recycling, water conservation, pollution and deforestation have all been focused on in the past.
After witnessing the effects of an oil spill in 1969, Sen. Gaylord Nelson set out to make Earth Day a reality. While many think this holiday has only spawned backyard flower planting projects, the truth is many large scale changes have happened. For example, Earth Day demonstrations led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency. And it's because of these projects that more and more people get interested in the movement. Fox News estimates more than a billion people from 192 countries will participate in some environmental project on Earth Day 2013.
Are you doing any Earth Day projects this year?