Happy Earth Day!!
Hooray, Hooray...it's finally Earth Day which happens to be my second favorite environmental holiday! It also happens to be the largest secular holiday celebrated in the U.S. and the largest civic event in the world and I think that's a pretty awesome claim to fame ;) Earth day began in 1970 making this year its 49th anniversary. It broadens the base for support for environmental programs, rekindles public commitment and builds community activism around the world through a broad range of events and activities. I LOVE that it is celebrated by people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities. It is a day that promotes conservation and concern reminding us that EVERYONE is responsible for protecting the planet. Here's a little Earth Day history for you: In 1962, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring set the stage for the modern environmental movement. The New York Times Bestseller sold more than 500,000 copies in 24 countries. Up until that moment, more than any oth