Earth Day Every Day

4.543 Billion Years.

We need to take actions to protect our environment everyday. (Photo by Amy Shamblen on Unsplash)

That is how long planet Earth, the home of all beings, has been around.

4.543 billion years is how long people, animals, insects have been inhabiting Earth and using its (not infinite) resources. But day by day, Earth’s lifespan is decreasing. Day by day, Earth’s condition and resources are deteriorating.

Let’s face it: We have no Planet B.

Our planet is the only planet allowing for human life, and its capabilities are deteriorating. With Earth Day passing by just a little while ago, many took that day to celebrate our Earth and recognize its need for urgent environmental protection.

Earth Day was founded in 1970, thanks to Senator Gaylord Nelson, who was concerned about Earth’s deteriorating environment and atmosphere. After Nelson formed somewhat of a movement, the end of 1970 marked the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and led to the passing of some of the first environmental laws, including the National Environmental Education Act and the Clean Air Act.

But with fossil fuel usage expected to increase in the coming years, and the emissions of greenhouse gases on the rise- it is imperative that we think about how we can take care of the Earth on a daily basis.

Don’t only recycle your bottles on Earth Day, recycle every day.
Don’t only choose sustainability on Earth Day, choose sustainability every day.
Don’t only conserve water and resources on Earth Day, conserve resources every day.

Because even 51 years after Earth Day was founded, there is still plenty we can all do to resist the growing threat of climate change and conserve the resources that are provided to us by our planet.

And so think about our Earth not only on Earth Day, but every day– our planet is relying on it.