Earth Day 2012: How We’re Observing
Did you know that Earth Day, as common as it’s become now, actually began as a nationwide protest and teach-in that was 20 million strong? The single-day protest was a way to get the politicians in Washington to pay attention to the concerns of local communities and schools nationwide.
“Earth Day worked because of the spontaneous response at the grassroots level,” wrote Senator Gaylord Nelson in this fascinating recount of how the first Earth Day came to be. Senator Nelson sounded the rallying cry for that first Earth Day, which has come to be an annual observation and to inspire year round awareness in schools and communities across the globe.
As Senator Nelson notes in the above story, Earth Day “organized itself” because of the many people who were involved. Here at Crown Prince, and with our families at home, we try to do our part.
Regular readers of our blog will know that we are moving toward a BPA-free product lineup, that we source certified sustainable fish whenever possible, and that our “Green Team” shares tips and advice on living an eco-friendly lifestyle.
Today we’ll be taking time out at the office to make a “Green” bird feeder using only recycled materials (you’re never too old for crafts!). We hope that you and your families will join us in observing Earth Day this Sunday, April 22, 2012. Let us know how you’re marking this important day!