Earth Day is April 22

Emily Gomez ‘26
Staff Writer

As Earth Day approaches, it is important to stay informed about the environment and be conscious of the impact we can have on it.
The very first Earth Day was held in 1970 when Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day to help bring awareness to various environmental issues and create laws to help combat them.
Since the first Earth Day, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Clean Air Act, and the Clean Water Act were created, improving the environmental conditions and lives of the people.
To celebrate Earth Day, here are some activities to help celebrate!
1. Taking a walk around the neighborhood or at a park. A simple and inexpensive way to celebrate and spend time with nature.
2. Listening to podcasts, watching videos or reading about climate change and the environment. This can help you keep up to date with the changes occurring in nature and decisions being made in the government.
3. Swapping out everyday household items with sustainable products. This could be swapping regular dish sponges with wooden scrub brushes, or buying products that can be refilled.
Do not wait until April 22 to do these things, start now and celebrate Earth day every single day to save the planet for future generations.