Celebrating Earth Day
Earth Day, according to many, is the largest secular observance in the world to celebrate a day of action that changes human behavior and provokes policy changes for the environment.
Let’s take a quick look back and a glimpse forward into how you can be a part of writing the next chapter:
1970 Earth Day – 20 million people took to the streets, parks and schools in massive rallies from coast to coast to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment. Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, in joint efforts with Denis Hays from Harvard, built an 85-person staff to nationally promote events and teach-ins across the land between Spring Break and final exams, thus the first Earth Day falling late in April!
1990 Earth Day – this year went global in assembling 200 million people in 141 countries to catalyze policies of worldwide recycling.
2000 Earth Day – with the internet now fully engaging the world, this year saw a great push to organize global warming education and clean energy measures.
2010 Earth Day saw an unfortunate challenge in cynicism vs. activism. Many folks denied climate change. Well-funded oil lobbyists and seed organizations like Monsanto would argue for Genetically Modified seeds and Round-up in their products. Despite these naysayers, this year orchestrated over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to launch the world’s largest environmental service projects “A Billion Acts of Green” and “The Canopy Project” both strategic and long-term efforts in combating global and climate change.
2016 Earth Day –The Canopy Project took a massive goal in hand; Plant 7.8 billion trees to combat climate change by 2020 – one for every person projected to be on Earth!
2017 Earth Day – Let us take hold this year in planting trees for the 2020 goal. Enjoy making a difference in planting trees out on our farm to buffer Griffin Creek and Snoqualmie River in our constant drive to protect habitat for salmon, water quality and sound agricultural practices!
2020 Earth Day (50th Anniversary) – This day will come faster than we know, and we need to engage now and every day, this is our time to make a difference, to preserve for future generations and be proud of supporting farms like ours that bring healthy, organic, produce to your homes and families every week.
Thank you in making a difference! Don’t forget to find us on Instagram (@fullcirclefarms).