Earth Day Gifts / February 23, 2019 / Helena Ball
There are so many kinds of organic snacks that are available in the market that you can include in your Earth Day themed gift tins. Is your life chaotic cluttered or unpredictable? Earth Day on April 22nd is the perfect mile marker for getting organized. Among the five Chinese Elements - also known as five phases or dynamics - earth is the most grounding and stabilizing. The feng shui bagua our symbolic map of life issues devotes three sectors or trigrams to the earth element. In this triad within the nine sectors of the bagua one pertains to wisdom and knowledge another to relationships and the matriarch of the family and the third and most relevant is the center section for health. On earth day we are concerned with the health of our planet. Getting squared away means to take care and get things in order.
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.