Earth Day 2021
On Thursday 22nd we celebrated Earth Day and I would love to hear what you all got up to.
I started doing some research into how Earth day began and was really interested by what I found.
In the years leading up to the first Earth day in 1970, mainstream America was mostly oblivious of the consequences that come with burning fossil fuels. However, a junior senator, Gaylord Nelson, from Wisconsin, had been aware of the environmental issue for a long time. Inspiration for the first Earth day came when he witnessed a large oil spill in Santa Barbara in 1969. Senator Nelson decided to do a tech-in on college campuses, and with the help of Republican Congressman, Pete McCloskey, and young activist, Denis Hayes, they chose to organise the event on April 22nd, as it fell between Spring Break and Final Exams.
Realising how this event could inspire more Americans to develop eco-friendly habits, Senator Nelson built a national staff of 85 and included various organisations to gain publicity. When the name was changed to Earth Day, the media quickly showed interest. Earth Day initially inspired 20 million Americans to attend organised protests or other events, demonstrating the harmful impacts of industrial development on the environment.
In 1990, Earth Day spread to 200 million people in 141 different countries making climate change a more well known global issue. The next year Senator Nelson was awarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for being the founder of Earth Day.
Today, Earth Day is an important worldwide event, what did you do?
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Seals eat cod and herring and other small fish.
Seals are marine mammals and have four flippers. They are in the category of animal known as Pinnipedia which means fin- footed.
They have whiskers which help them detect prey in dark and murky waters. Seals can sleep underwater because they spend so many months out at sea.
Please let me know if you have any more questions.
Our planet is incredible and unique and it is vital that it remains this way.
Changing weather patterns are becoming more frequent, greenhouse gases are already too high and key climate- stabilising systems are starting to fail.
To learn what you can do to save our astounding planet visit my Save the Planet Page.
One of my biggest achievements is receiving a letter from Sir David Attenborough after writing to him. When I wrote to him I explained how much of an inspiration he is and I also included a speech which described my passions for the environment.
I have also received a letter from Jacinda Arden relating to a campaign I participated in for the New Zealand dolphins.
HI, I'M NEAVE
Everything about the ocean and nature interests me. Marine life and all life on Earth completely amazes me and yet there are thousands of species yet to be discovered.
Every creature is a miracle of evolution and it is devastating to think that one generation can destroy this.
I want to share my love for the ocean with you and let you all know how you can protect our truly unbelievable planet Earth.