Earth Day; a time to celebrate our planet

Helena Buli, Editor-in-Chief Reflections Yearbook

Earth Day was celebrated on Monday, April 22, 2019. Another name for Earth Day is Eco Day, which probably originated from the word “ecology”. The first Earth Day was in 1970, the same day celebrated as it is modern. Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day, he was from Wisconsin.

There are multiple ways to celebrate Earth Day. You can build a bug hotel with your mother, (or father). You can even make paper, though you have to use tree bark. Others prefer to take one step at a time to help the Earth, by maybe not using plastic bags or bottles, or even just recycling. At younger ages, multiple teachers give their kids fun projects to do for Earth Day, such as cutting out a paper earth, planting a tree as a class, or picking up litter around the school. On Earth Day in 2012, about 100,000 people rode bikes in China to reduce the use of fuel. In some communities, Earth Day is celebrated for a week, and that’s called Earth Week.
Some people believe that Earth Day shouldn’t be too different from everyday, and that our society should act like it’s Earth Day everyday, and we should try to recycle, plant trees, and much more everyday. In all, Earth Day is celebrated in many different ways, and maybe you should try some of the actions listed above!