Yesterday was Earth Day-Protect Our Species, a day for billions to acknowledge the beauty of Mother Earth and to be aware of the potential deadly outcomes if the planet isn’t taken care of.
The evolution of Earth Day started on April 22nd in 1970 when millions of people flooded the streets to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development. Around the area, issues such as smog became a lot more harmful, pollution was found to have developmental delays in children, and biodiversity declined due to heavy amounts pesticides and other pollutants.
In July of 1970, President Richard Nixon proposed the idea of the Environmental Protection Agency and strong environmental laws such as the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act.
Earth Day Network believes that over a billion people today celebrate Earth Day by doing little acts to help the environment and raise awareness so others can understand how crucial it is to treat Earth well.
In honor of Earth Day, I put together a collage of some of my favorite pictures showing off the true beauty of Mother Nature. Some pictures include the scenery in Italy, local parks I’ve been to, and the flowers blooming in the spring.
Remember, there is No Planet B.