Earth Day Gifts / February 23, 2019 / Hester Higgins
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.
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.
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.