Fun Facts About Earth Day to Celebrate with City Floral in Denver

Celebrate Earth Day with City Floral Garden Center in DenverOfficially celebrated around the world on April 22 each year since, Earth Day can sometimes turn into Earth Week. Whether individuals, companies, or whole cities celebrate Earth Day for just one day, one week, or the whole month, Earth Day is crucial to educate people about sustainability, gardening, and the environment.

Learn more about Earth Day and celebrate it with City Floral Garden Center this year! Below are several fun facts about Earth Day:

  1. Did you know Earth Day was created in 1970? With environmental health concerns rising by the end of the ‘60s, Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin recruited environmental activist Denis Hayes (and a student at Harvard) to help him build events centered around the very idea of saving the Earth through grassroots education. On April 22, 1970, several million Americans gathered across the nation in myriad events to celebrate the first Earth Day!

  2. Earth Day went global in 1990 when several environmental leaders approached Denis Hayes to broaden Earth Day. This particularly boosted recycling programs around the world!

  3. One of the most widely practiced celebrations of Earth Day is to plant trees! In fact, Arbor Day isn’t far off from Earth Day as it’s celebrated the last Friday in April each year.

Celebrate Earth Day with City Floral in Denver

Want to be green for Earth Day and beyond? Here is just a short list of ideas to get you started:

  • Start a vegetable garden! Read our post with gardening tips on how to start your first vegetable garden here.

  • Ride your bike to work, take the bus when you can, and drive smarter when using your car (accelerating quickly and braking too hard reduces the fuel efficiency of your car).

  • It’s been said before, but doesn’t hurt to be repeated: turn off lights when you’re not in a room and unplug appliances and electronics when they’re not in use.

  • Recycle! Many counties and cities now have broader recycling programs that include plastics, glass, steel cans, and more. Check out Denver’s acceptable materials for recycling here.

Going green a little more every day ensures that Earth Day becomes every day.

 

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