Every year April 22nd is recognized as Earth Day. It’s a chance to both raise awareness of environmental issues and to celebrate this beautiful planet we live on. PinMart is ready to do both with our selection of ECO-Green pins, Outdoor Pins, and Animal Pins.
Earth Day will be especially momentous this year, as it marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day in 1970. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans participated in rallies across the country to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment. That date is considered the birth of the modern environmental movement and led to the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act.
Much progress has been made in these last 50 years. What started in the U.S., is now a global event. Automobiles are cleaner and air pollutants have been greatly reduced, recycling is commonplace, and animals are coming off the endangered list.
However, as we all know, it is not enough. Climate Change is such a pressing issue that the theme for Earth Day 2020 is Climate Action. Beyond planting trees and picking up litter, Earth Day organizers hope to inspire a new generation of environmental activists. Not that planting trees and cleaning up nature is a bad thing. Other common Earth Day activities include attending awareness rallies or demonstrations, building community gardens and volunteering at wildlife sanctuaries.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many scheduled events will now take place via the internet. This includes virtual protests, online teach ins, and social media campaigns. A 50th anniversary celebration on the National Mall has been postponed until October 24-25, the half birthday of Earth Day. PinMart’s Go Green Pin, Respect The Earth Pin or Flower Pins are perfect for any of these activities. Raise awareness and celebrate any way that you can while staying safe!
It’s hard not to wonder what the 100th Earth Day will be like. This may be wishful thinking, but wouldn’t it be wonderful if by then Earth Day was an occasion to celebrate how we saved our planet?