Happy Earth Day!

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Happy Earth Day Everyone!

Today is the day to appreciate the Earth and its wonders! The world has given so much to us, and today is the day to give back.

Some ways you can celebrate

If you'd like to celebrate Earth's special day, there are a few key ways you should. 

Some small ways you could help are:

- Pick up trash from outside.

- Spread the word of Earth Day and get others to participate.

Or, You could do something big, like:

- Plant a tree

- Explore a natural area you haven't before, like a park.

Or you could just do something as minor as recycle, every small action helps!

Be sure to recycle, all day every day!

Some History

Now, this blog isn't just about ways you could help. There is also some interesting history to Earth day that I feel is important for all to know.

Earth day started out as just an idea, the idea of the man Gaylord Nelson, who was a senator of Wisconsin at the time. For a good majority of his career, he had been advocating for changes concerning how the earth was being treated. It didn't catch on until January 1969, when an oil spill caused chaos in the bay of Santa Barbara, California.

This disaster (and tactics used by the Anti-War movements) pushed Nelson to start protests and spread the word that the world, and humans, were being hurt by air and water pollution. He recruited Pete McCloskey and Denis Hayes to help him. They weren't the only ones though. He built a "national staff" to spread the word and promote events.

As soon as Nelson and his team came up with the idea of an Earth Day, it spread like wildfire. Earth Day inspired 20 million Americans (10% of the total population of the USA at the time) to take to the streets and protest the impacts of ~150 years worth of industrial development which had left a legacy of serious health impacts. Other groups of protestors joined Nelson, which gave him the influence he needed to start making changes.

EPA (the Environmental Protection Agency) was created. EPA made new laws and changes that prevented the production and spreading of harmful chemicals into the air and water. Nelson's dreams had come true!

In early 1990, a group of environmental leaders approached Hayes to once again organize a campaign. Instead of just for the US, though, his goal was to go global. They reached 200 million people throughout 141 countries and made serious changes. This, among other things, earned him the Presidential Medal of Freedom!

Earth Day today reached its 51st anniversary, and with such great history, I hope we keep adding to the changes Earth Day has made around the world.

Final Words

Without Earth Day, life would possibly be much worse than it is currently, and you have Nelson and his crew to thank! 

Want more information? Visit this website!

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Level 46
Apr 22, 2021
secret?
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Level 57
Apr 22, 2021
Happy Earth Day!
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Level 46
Apr 22, 2021
happy earth day indeed!
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Level 50
Apr 22, 2021
Happy Earth Day Everyone! ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ
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Level 50
Apr 22, 2021
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Level 46
Apr 22, 2021
epic gif
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Level 50
Apr 22, 2021
How do you do? I feel dumb that I don't know this... I'm so undereducated...
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Level 28
Apr 22, 2021
Just use the image HTML :)
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Level 28
Apr 22, 2021
Happy Earth Day!

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Level 50
Apr 22, 2021
Happy Earth Day! I heard the (supposed) year the world could end is 2031. We need to do our part!
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Level 46
Apr 22, 2021
very improbable, but we definitely should do our part.
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Level 73
Apr 22, 2021
Yeah that's not going to happen
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Level 46
Apr 22, 2021
people have said the world will end hundreds of times, but we're still here.
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Level 50
Apr 22, 2021
That's why I said supposed.
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Level 50
Apr 23, 2021
It's going to happen in a couple BILLION years.
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Level 50
Apr 23, 2021
Maybe I didn't clarify, but the point where Earth will not be habitable from climate change and pollution.
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Level 50
Apr 23, 2021
Well I doubt it's ever going to be uninhabitable because of that. However they'll be too much violence and unrest over the remaining natural resources, plus they'll be billions of refugees...so yeah basically it won't be an enchanting experience.
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Level 58
Apr 22, 2021
Good advice on what to do, and interesting history I never knew. Wow, did I actually just rhyme accidentally...?
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Level 46
Apr 22, 2021
a very rhyme
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Level 28
Apr 22, 2021
Happy Earth Day Kesuko!!! Did you see my part 2 of the Brazilian NPS?

And for who doesn't know, Kesuko's trip to Acadia was delayed due to weather conditions. Without improvement prediction.

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Level 46
Apr 22, 2021
i did see the blog! and yes, my trip is delayed again, tomorrow is most likely the day i'll be there.
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Level 28
Apr 22, 2021
Thanks! I'm already doing part 3, and it should be published tomorrow, or maybe even today. I pray to God that you finally visit Acadia!
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Level 46
Apr 22, 2021
acadia here i come!
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Level 28
Apr 22, 2021
:)
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Level 30
Apr 22, 2021
Happy Earth Day!๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ
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Level 46
Apr 22, 2021
best it be a good one!
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Level 50
Apr 22, 2021
4:43 - Nothing interesting happened, I was hoping that chimpanzees would take over the state of Alabama!
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Level 46
Apr 22, 2021
why alabama? they're chimps. do you really expect them to take over just alabama? they'd go all the way and take over the entire west usa.
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Level 50
Apr 23, 2021
...and the Red Panda Revolution, in which the red pandas would overthrow the government of North Korea, take it over as the "Panda Empire" and go on to conquer every single country in the world. Also they'd make puppet states all across the universe, on every single planet.
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Level 46
Apr 23, 2021
an interesting idea for a blog.
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Level 50
Apr 23, 2021
How is Acadia?
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Level 46
Apr 23, 2021
great!
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Level 28
Apr 26, 2021
I think now you're back. Anxious for see how was and what you did!!!
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Level 46
Apr 26, 2021
I am, and I'm starting to make my blog.
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Level 28
May 2, 2021
Are you there?
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Level 46
May 2, 2021
yes
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Level 28
May 3, 2021
Where is the blog about Acadia? And I posted part 4 of BNP (Brazilian National Parks) about 2 minutes ago...! LOL!
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Level 46
May 4, 2021
working on the blog (though I havent had much time to)
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Level 28
May 4, 2021
It looks that was a BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIG adventure. I'm anxious for the post! Will I start (already did) and end BNP before you post about Acadia?
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Level 46
May 4, 2021
possibly, and yes it was a big adventure
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Level 28
May 6, 2021
OK, but I'm getting anxious...
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Level 28
May 7, 2021
You are making me crazy... lol
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Level 46
May 7, 2021
ah, yes sorry for the inactivity. jumbled with work and such. i'll try to get it out tomorrow!
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Level 28
May 7, 2021
Donโ€™t worry! And please! I canโ€™t leave without your blogs. Pay attention because Part 5 has a bonus. I need to search to much more. Would be horrible for me if I post Part 5 before you say about Acadia. We really miss these amazing adventures. Are you already visiting new parks?
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Level 46
May 9, 2021
weather you finish the blog series or not before i finish acadia, I know it'll be great, which is all that matters. and yes, I have a park in mind. sorry about the wait :(((