Enthusiasm for Earth Day should continue

In spring 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day as a way to force this issue onto the national agenda. In 1970 everyone was involved in Earth Day and got together. This year 2022 will mark the 54th anniversary of this holiday. 

When I was at Highland Elementary School, every year on Earth Day we would walk to the back of the school that had natural prairie grass that collected trash. I was always excited to go pick up the trash because whoever had the most trash by the end would get a little prize, but before we went out, we watched videos of Earth Day and what it means. 

What Earth Day means to me is to go outside and pick up trash, be outside and have fun and maybe even clean around the yard. Earth Day means a lot to me because I like looking around town and not seeing trash and litter. When I was young I got excited to pick up trash and play in the field at school, but now that I’m older, Earth Day means to me to clean outside and start putting chairs out to enjoy the weather.

You can do a lot of things on Earth Day; for example, you could clean up plastic in your neighborhood or local park, maybe go on a walk with a trash bag and pick up trash as you go. The second thing you can do is plant a tree and see it grow. If you do plant a tree, plant an oak tree. It can bring more insects and bird species. Last but not least, get kids involved by letting them go on a walk with you, plant something together and much more.

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