Today we celebrate the 46th year of Earth Day! In 1969, U.S Senator Gaylord Nelson witnessed a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara. Nelson created Earth Day to raise public awareness about our environmental issues regarding clean air, clean water, and pollution. Since its founding in 1970, Earth Day has sparked a movement that has led to the creation of important acts such as the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts.
Today, Earth Day is celebrated in more than 193 countries worldwide and it’s all thanks to Mr. Gaylord and his advocacy for the environment.
This Earth Day is extra special because the United States and 120 other countries will finally sign the Paris Agreement. With this, each country agrees to work together to combat greenhouse gas emissions starting from 2020 and onward. What a great day to be alive!
Today, Tinycaravan challenges you to make a commitment to the environment. Start carrying around a reusable water bottle or think twice before staying an extra 5 minutes in the shower or eat less meat. Whether this is a small or big commitment, we can all make a difference.
Lastly, go out there and explore the world! Mother Nature has so many wonderful things to offer, you just need to go out and find it. To celebrate we’ll be making a trip out to Arizona. You can read about our adventures in an upcoming blog post!
“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir