The NJSEA’s Gaby Bennett-Meany sent in the following Earth Day message:
The very first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, with more than 20 million Americans taking to the outdoors demonstrating the need for environmental reform. The rallies were a huge success with speeches focused on pollution air quality, water quality, natural resources, waste, and endangered and threatened species. Earth Day is recognized as a national holiday and celebrated in every community.
Although the “50th Anniversary of Earth Day” was scheduled with huge celebrations everywhere it will still be recognized globally in a unique, digital delight. Take the time to search for the digital celebrations on TV and online and absorb all that our planet has to offer. Go to www.earthday.org, the official Earth Day site which will bring you events and more all day tomorrow.
The 50th Anniversary of Earth Day will be a new beginning as we all join together in years to come as a new generation of environmentalist activists that will focus on sustainable initiatives and local and global action.
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day will be a new beginning and hopefully encourage us to desire a healthier place to live while prompting the small changes that everyone can make that together will have a far-reaching local and global effect on our planet.