Students! I hope you are having a great day. Earth Day is April 22nd. The first Earth Day was in 1970. It was founded by Gaylord Nelson, then Senator for the state of Wisconsin and inspired by Rachel Carson.
The 70’s has been described as the “Decade of the Environment” because so many environmental laws were passed such as the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act. The Environmental Protection Agency was also created in the 70’s.
Rachel Carson is one of my conservation heroes. Here’s a post I wrote about her on the 50th anniversary of her book Silent Spring in 2012. She was a scientist and writer who exposed the dangers of the indiscriminate use of pesticides such as DDT.
I am going to plant some trees to celebrate Earth Day this year. I hope you will join me and your teacher in doing something to help our planet. Here are some things you can do.
My hope is that we can live in harmony with our environment so that your children and their children can share the same bounty and beauty that you have. I want the streams and rivers to be cleaner and I want a restored Chesapeake Bay.