Today is Earth Day! How exciting is that? It’s 90 degrees here in Los Angeles and it couldn’t be a more blissful day to celebrate all the green and lush nature trails and beaches that we get to enjoy daily. All over the world people are celebrating #EarthDay. At festivals and concerts in every corner of the globe – hopefully you have gotten a chance to enjoy some of the festivities. Truly if we look at the history of this event, it’s exciting to see how much this movement has grown in just the last ten years alone. But what is it about really, at it’s heart? The fun and music are great but was impetus for this day that has grown into a worldwide movement? Well after doing a little research, it seems that Earth Day had its inception in 1970 when then U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin, saw a dire need for change. After witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, he decided that he needed to rally the people. According to The History of Earth Day:
On April 22,1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies [on the first Earth Day. Earth Day 1970 achieved a rare political alignment, enlisting support from Republicans and Democrat. By the end of that year, the first Earth Day had 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,’ Gaylord recalled, ‘but it worked.’
Today, while admittedly we still have a long way to go in terms of environmental protection and change, that first inkling of awareness in 1970 — the notion that if we wanted to create a sustainable Earth and healthy world for our children and grandchildren, we needed to speak out — well it stretched continents.
It’s A Good Day to Be “Green”
Today as we look back at all the progress and celebrate how far we have come, take some time to think about what small changes you might make in creating a more “green” friendly environment. Maybe just start recycling or simply do some research into products that you buy and support those that are “green” or merchants in the neighborhood who do their part to support a greener world. Make a commitment to purchase from them – that is a small but excellent way to support Earth Day. Nonie is and has always been about all natural, green friendly ingredients. We use only plant-based oils, vegan ingredients and practice a strict commitment to remain cruelty-free. No animals have ever been harmed and never will be harmed in the making or testing of our products. We use glass bottles and we believe organic is better. That is our small but impacting contribution to the Earth. What is yours? Share it with us! Feel to tag us and comment on social media and below and let us know. What sorts of Earth friendly practices have you incorporated into your own life? And while you are at it – click on the AHA! line or maybe pick up the excellent SPF for your beach plans this summer. Give us a try. You’ll be supporting a very all natural, made from the Earth, skincare line. The Earth thanks you and so do we! It’s a small step but you’ll take comfort in knowing that you are using only chemical-free ingredients on your skin and you’ll have the added assurance that you are supporting our commitment to vegan, all-natural ingredients.
Happy Earth Day everyone! Love the Earth and it will love you back!
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