Earth Day Gifts / February 23, 2019 / Laurel Hawkins
Whether it is a ballet recital or helping sell Girl Scout cookies she is on the front line and is there on time to participate. Great presents for busy moms include items like a pocket-sized camcorder or digital camera so she can capture those once in a lifetime moments in time. The newbie mom is pretty much self explanatory. She is new to the game of motherhood and is getting her feet wet with diapers breastfeeding and surviving on a couple of hours of sleep. Great presents for new moms would be an overnight get away spa treatment movie tickets for 2 and a restaurant gift card.
Mainstream Americans talked about recycling and conservation. In the 1980 s many people recycled within their neighborhood recycling programs. People s awareness of their ecological responsibility became part of their lives and actions. Children learned the importance of taking care of their environment; they were taught to care for the earth and its animals. The iconic Smokey Bear (originated in the mid 1940 s) featured poster slogans like "If not you who?" and "Only you can prevent forest fires. We can t." Americans seemed to step-up to their roles as Earth trustees. In the 1990 s recycling programs reduced overall waste by twenty percent. With people and government taking responsibility companies followed suit.
Approximately 20 million people celebrated the first Earth Day. In America participation was high in schools which ten thousand grade schools and high schools two thousand colleges participating. Amazing numbers considering the event started as a grassroots movement. Government Actions The strength of the Earth Day movement was clear to legislatures. Following Earth Day s success the U.S. government passed laws that targeted cleaner living. In 1970 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was established. The Clean Air Act followed with a focus on reducing air pollution with the Clean Water Act doing likewise for water clean-up in 1972. The U.S. also passed the Endangered Species Act to protect animals from extinction.