Earth Day Gifts / February 23, 2019 / Hester Higgins
Finding the best Mother s Day gifts are sometimes in the hardest things during the Mother s Day season. It is a big holiday and the numbers of gift options are infinite. I guess the best way to hone in on a gift would be to start with what personality type your mom is then branch out from there. There are five popular personality types we will discuss and they include the PTA mom the newbie mom mother earth mom runway model mom Martha Stewart mom. The PTA mom is a woman who is actively involved in juggling multiple social events pertaining to the lives of her children and is intimately involved in their lives.
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.
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.