Always so memorable life’s unexpected moments. As I enter in this new phase of my life I found myself enjoying more and more the unexpected moments. Life is so much better when it’s lived peacefully! This Sunday as I pause and reflect with my very content Gracie in my arms as I type I am reminded how truly awesome life is.
Why, yes it’s my birthday! So, today I blog. Another year wiser or so I think. Funny thing is about your birthday it’s your day to do what you want. Today, I choose to run the day at my pace making sure my needs are met first as they should be. Listening to the quiet sounds of the morning reflecting on life and where I want to be. Sometimes just taking stock is the best present one can give to themselves. Cheers to being reflective!
There’s something so reassuring about the Earth when needing a moment of grounding it’s there for you. It asks for nothing but sunshine, water and room to grow. This week I was reminded how important to allow one’s own individual growth. We can only control our own actions. While weeds may grow around us we have the ability to remove them. Not always a perfect process but complete with so many beautiful moments. May we always remember those beautiful moments.
Earth Day is a magical day, where we make a point to stop being totally lazy and actually throw our soda cans in the correct bin. While this day was incredibly fun when we were kids, it’s nice to know that big Earth Day events still happen every year on April 22 — and since helping keep our planet in tip-top shape is super important (and something we should be doing daily, of course), it’s probably good to brush up on our knowledge with a few thought-provoking Earth Day facts that’ll make you well aware of why we continue to celebrate each year.
First, let’s discuss the Earth Day basics. The very first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970, and was put together by a Senator — Wisconsin’s Democratic Senator Gaylord Nelson, to be specific. Nelson was very passionate about pushing an environmental agenda, and made this clear when he was elected back in 1962. Making people aware of the environmental impact that they had was a tough gig, so he decided to dedicate a full day to people giving back, choosing the 22nd since it was a day that many students, especially college students, could volunteer, based on their academic schedule. Nelson also made sure that the day didn’t fall on any major religious holidays, so that people could be fully focused on the mission of Earth Day.
1. The average American often tosses away 4.5 pounds of garbage daily.
Major Waste Disposal estimates that the amount of garbage we toss, all together, on a daily basis, would fill 63,000 garbage trucks. This is why it’s super important to reduce, reuse, and recycle — recycling helps us create more space, and make the most out of our materials and resources. Earth Day definitely pushes recycling, reminding us why it’s important to take a second and put our garbage in the bins where it’d make the most difference.
2. Earth Day didn’t take long to catch on.
In fact, 20 million people took part in the Earth Day activities of 1970, storming the streets to protest the industrial revolution. Unlike other starter holidays, people seemed psyched to celebrate it loud and proud. It’s so big, that the Earth Day Network formed right around the same time, and currently works with 196 countries to help improve the environment.
3. It takes about a thousand years for plastic bottles to naturally break down.