Earth Day


Jackson Bass, Blazefeed Editor

Earth day is a holiday that seems very daunting. It can feel almost like a chore. You know that participating is beneficial to the planet, but it is so hard to get motivated, especially after a long day at school, work, etc. However, it is much easier to participate in the day than it seems.


The Clean Air Act, passed in 1970, and the Clean Water Act, passed in 1972, made strides in protecting the world’s environment. Both acts placed regulations on air and water pollution within America.


According to the Environmental Protection Agency, it was Earth Day that helped push these acts to be passed. The first Earth Day, celebrated in April 1970, saw twenty million Americans participating in activities like planting trees and picking up litter, and speaking out against the groups that pollute the Earth. This helped to voice the importance of a clean environment.


Since then, Earth Day has been celebrated every year on April 22nd. And guess what? That includes this year! So what can we do to play a part in the holiday?


You don’t need to pick up a truckload of trash from every roadside in your city or anything like that, you can just do any deed, big or small, to help out the environment. There are always going to be trash pickups you can participate in, but you could also go for a hike, go camping, and more! Even just leaving a bee alone or not kicking an anthill is an Earth Day-worthy action.


The point of Earth Day is to celebrate our planet for everything it provides us, so any activity that does the planet some good is a-ok.


This Friday, make sure to take some time out of your day to appreciate our one home, Earth!