Earth Day is a global movement celebrated every year on April 22nd. The United States first recognized the holiday and celebrated the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, followed by the worldwide recognition in 1990. The first celebration will always be remembered with millions of people gathering to protest industrial revolution – shaping it into the movement it is today.
Different cities and nations have shown their support for Earth Day by raising awareness and giving back to nature. In 2012, China had over 100,000 citizens ride their bikes to decrease fuel usage and reduce C02 emission. The Earth Day Network planted 28 million trees in Afghanistan in 2011, and Panama participated in this global event by planting 100 species of endangered orchids to prevent extinction from this Earth. How do you plan to participate in this year’s Earth Day?
American Waste Control has several options to help you engage in this international holiday. First, simply gather up your accepted recyclable items and either place them in your curbside container or visit one of our Feed Mr. Murph containers. Murph containers are placed all throughout Green Country and can be found here. Next, help make Tulsa greener by planting trees and celebrating Earth Day! Up with Trees is distributing seeds all weekend long during April 20th – 22nd. Find an event near you to start planting and making Tulsa more beautiful today!
Make Earth Day fun and exciting with some arts and crafts. It is important to teach your children that we can pave the way for a sustainable future. Have your kiddos build a hanging garden, a bird feeder, and much more by visiting this website here.
Remember, we can make a difference this Earth Day. Simply recycle items around the house, pick up loose trash, or plant a tree – a greener future is a better future.
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