Top Ten Tips – Earth Day Benefits
To begin with, Earth Day is appropriately scheduled for April of every year. April 22 holds the distinction of being Earth Day — a very special day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. The very first Earth Day was April 22, 1970 and founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental learning opportunity. The first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. “It was a gamble”, Senator Gaylord Nelson said while remembering the origination of Earth Day,“but it worked.”
Today, Earth Day is celebrated world-wide. It seems people are encouraged to make every day Earth Day and help protect health and the environment throughout the year.
Ten Tips for organizing a celebration of Earth Day:
- Establish a vision for your event. Specify a general idea for your Earth Day event and specify what the goals for the event are.
- Next, setup a team. Organizing an event is more fun if done with others. And because the task of solving climate change is a mountainous goal, it is imperative that you work in unisom as a team.
- Define the project of your event. Be creative when planning an event for Earth Day. Work with your team and define a plan.
- Set achievable goals for your event. Success can be as simple as gathering ten volunteers to clean up a local park or even as large as a gathering of several thousand at a climate rally.
- Define the logistics of the event such as a location and program schedule.
- Expand your team and reach out to neighboring communities, organizations and groups who are involved in environmental efforts.
- Assemble the funds necessary to make your event a success by fundraising.
- Market your event by registering it on Earth Day networks. Consequently, notify local media and local government officials.
- Organize a successful event by planning ahead. Keep your event organized. Prepare for surprises.
- Follow up with participants and get feedback on the event. Post your results online at the BillionActsofGreen.org.
How you position your event in the local community and online at social media networks is just as important as the event itself.
Go green in every aspect of your life.
At the end of the day, this is about all of us learning and becoming smarter about how we go about our daily lives and the choices we make. Choose green-conscious companies when shopping for your family and your business. In the long run, the best way to identify green-conscious companies is to look for those that have nothing to hide, Jacqueline Latour of Nokia told FoxNews.com. “Transparency of environmental and sustainable actions are a good way to measure an organization’s dedication and commitment,” she said.
In conclusion, Earth Day is fast approaching. Americans are making environmentally-conscious choices and going green in record numbers. And not just modern hippies. Everyone.