Earth Day Gifts / February 23, 2019 / Hester Higgins
Some food products that fall under this category are jelly beans chocolate bars pop corn rice products and any kinds of food rich in sugar and carbohydrates. You should also infuse a little bit of brain food. What are these? These food products are rich in niacin or Vitamin B3. Don t you know that peanuts are rich in niacin that is why it is called a brain food? Aside from peanut you can also include other nuts like pecans almonds cashew and some whole grain products (which can also be found in cereals) legumes and even in mushrooms. You should also include organic products that are ideal for the celebration of Earth Day.
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.
In 1962 marine biologist Rachel Carson published Silent Spring. The book talked about the commonly used toxic pesticides used in agriculture and daily life. The title referred to the consequences of the devastating pesticides: a world without birds. Surprisingly Silent Spring became a hit. Americans cared and they wanted the facts. In 1968 the world saw the entire Earth for the first time. Apollo astronauts photographed the planet on their flight home from the moon. The Earth looked beautiful with its swirls of blues and whites. The photo provided a startling awareness: people saw Earth as vulnerable and needing human care.