April 22: Green, Healthy, Earthy–A day for those who ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›their children and the Earth

Happy Earth Day. Did you know that Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970? And it is now celebrated in almost 200 countries Earth-wide.

In the US we celebrate it on April 22nd (a day chosen to appeal to college students, apparently) but in many countries, it is celebrated on the Spring Equinox.

It was started by the efforts of Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson (back when Senators were public servants and not pawns paid for by corporate interests (shut UP, Cheri’!)) and other environmentalists.

Earth Day has led to a litany of conservation-minded legislation but the first attempts to promote environmental conservation by JFK were met with paltry enthusiasm by the media.

Every year since 2016 there has been a central theme for the celebration. This year’s theme is “Invest in our planet.” But really, no matter how you celebrate you are helping. Remember: there is currently no Plan(et) B.

For more info go to https://www.earthday.org/to sign up and find a way to Love your Mother.

Here’s a forwarded list of Earth-friendly local (Louisiana) events and resources for you to utilize. You can sign up for their newsletter to stay abreast of all things healthy-in-NOLA. ๐ŸŒณ Happy Earth Day From RecircFarms!๐ŸŒ (mailchi.mp)

And if you want to help a local, Earth-loving bee farm in its quest to stay organic you can contact Big Branch Apiary for volunteer opportunities!

Published by c ben-iesau

From L.A. to LA... I'm a New Orleans based artist and writer.

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