Earth Day Gifts / February 23, 2019 / Helena Ball
Mother s Day Gifts Greeting Cards mementos and special services as well as sales offers are available internationally following the US tradition of celebrating the day on the 2nd Sunday of May. Suppliers and artists from all over the world whether it be from China or India or Turkey or from US itself target the 2nd Sunday of May as Mother s Day with their products/gifts. This happens because US is one of the biggest markets for consumer goods. Thus for people all around the world celebrating the day becomes convenient due to the huge numbers of gifts etc. available concurrently in the market.
Earth Day is Born In 1969 John McConnell promoted Earth Day as a global celebration of Earth s gifts. The equinox seemed fitting time as it was the mid-point of spring and autumn across the hemispheres. A peace activist McConnell first presented his Earth Day idea to an audience at the UNESCO Conference on the Environment. He wanted Earth Day to be a global holiday where the world celebrates Earth s wonders and gifts. On March 21 1970 cities across the globe celebrated Earth Day. McConnell created an Earth Day proclamation that called upon people to take action against crises of the world such as famine war and poverty.
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.