Even though Earth Day isn’t the oldest official observation on the books, it doesn’t mean that landscapers can use this day for their benefit. After all, Earth Day is all about doing something good for the planet, preventing and reducing pollution and taking steps to ensure the planet is healthy in the future.
History of Earth Day
The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 when the United States Senator Gaylord Nelson decided that there needed to be more public awareness about the many environmental issues present in the world. While Nelson passed away in 2005, there is no question that his implementation of Earth Day has had a significant impact on the environment and public awareness on the topic.
On the first Earth Day, approximately 20 million Americans participated and demonstrated their concern regarding habitat destruction, pollution and other important environmental issues. By 1990, Earth Day was considered a global holiday, involving more than 200 million people in over 141 countries, according to information from the Earth Day Network.
Earth Day Today
Today, Earth Day represents a time to voice concerns and solutions for common environmental issues. There are seminars, festivals, litter cleanup, water conservation and recycling efforts made all over the world. For 2017, the theme for Earth Day was “Trees for Earth.” A goal has been set by the Earth Day Network to have 7.8 billion tress planted by the holiday’s 50th anniversary, which takes place in 2020.
This also represents a wonderful initiative for landscape companies. This is a goal the professionals in this industry can help reach by encouraging customers to have trees planted in their yard. It is good for the environment, and great for home and property owners who use landscape services and want to take part in this goal.
Earth Day – A Time to Get Outside and Make a Difference
Even if you are unable to attend the various Earth Day festivities, you can still take steps to participate in the day in your own yard. Get outside, plant a tree or implement water conservation methods with your irrigation system. A professional landscape service can help with this, if you are unsure of what to do or how to get started.
Trees are a vital part of today’s world. If you are ready to participate in the goal that has been set, get planting. Just make sure you contact the professionals to help maintain and care for the trees from time to time. This will help ensure they remain healthy throughout the year and can count toward the 7.8 billion tree goal that has been set by the Earth Day Network.