Earth Day Gifts / February 25, 2019 / Cindy Navarro.
Manufacturers looked at ways to reduce toxic by-products and appear environmentally responsible to their customers. Their marketing campaigns highlighted eco-friendly actions like reducing environmental waste. Resurgence Even with progressive responsibility people did not celebrate Earth Day as they had in the beginning year. Celebrations were still held but they weren t as widely attended or announced. In 1990 the original Earth Day coordinator Dennis Hayes organized a worldwide Earth Day. For the thirtieth anniversary of Earth Day Hayes planned for a global celebration with participation from countries around the world.
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.
Wanting the U.S. government to take an active role in environmental concerns Nelson presented the idea for a national conservationist tour to President Kennedy who supported the idea. While President Kennedy s tour did not turn environmental issues into mainstream conversations it was a beginning in changing America s role in environmental issues. Nelson was inspired by college campuses widespread Vietnam protests or teach-ins. He thought a nationwide conservationist teach-in would get more Americans involved in environmental issues. Nelson presented his Earth Day idea to other government officials and news organizations.
The proclamation also stated that participants would celebrate an international Earth Day to create a single community and embrace Earth s gifts. The proclamation was endorsed by well-known people and leaders around the world: astronaut Buzz Aldrin anthropologist Margaret Mead inventor-scientist Buckminister Fuller Japanese environmental scientist Y. Fukushima American senators U.N. President S.O. Adebo and UN Secretary-General Thant. In April of 1970 the world celebrated another Earth Day event. The April 22nd event also began as a way to spread awareness of environmental issues. American Senator and conservationist Gaylord Nelson had actively toured the U.S. in the mid 1960 s with an environmental awareness agenda.
She frequents the salon for nails hair and skin treatments and knows the latest designer names. A shopping spree to the local outlet mall would be a dream come true to this woman and even a gift card to Amazon.com would be enough to keep her brain pumping considering all the possibilities of things she could purchase with that card. Martha Stewart mom is a jack of all trades. She can bake a cake rub out stains and knows her way around a power drill. There is not much that she cannot do. She is super woman in a cape. This mom likes anything that can make homemaking easier. Items like kitchen gadgets light tools and anything powered by a motor will likely make her smile. Let us not forget electronics like netbooks laptops and tablet computers which can help with quick recipes keeping in contact with distant family and the latest episodes on DIY. There you have it the best Mother s Day gifts are sometimes as easy as matching your mom s personality type with her favorite past times. You can go on from there and figure out some pretty nifty gifts to make your mom smile. Want more ideas of personalized Mother s Day gifts? See below.