ePhoto: Jacob W. Frank/NPS, Bison Crossing the Road
What are your plans for Earth Day?
Some history: Back in the early 1960s Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson introduced the idea of ‘Earth Day’ to then President John F Kennedy and has officially celebrated since 1972.
Planeta.com treats the earth as our home. We’ve celebrated Earth Day since we started and we honestly try to make the aspirations and excitement of Earth Day an everyday routine.
In 2019 Planeta.com is updating our guides to wildlife in Australia, Africa, New Zealand, the United States … updating our guides to tourism in Mexico’s national parks and biosphere reserves. We are preparing for upcoming events and celebrations, including Biodiversity Day (May 20), World Environment Day (June 5). On this day we ask friends to share their experiences and observations. Comments welcome and responses may be incorporated into this page.
Quick question – what is your fave park?
Earth Day founder Senator Gaylord Nelson, a native of Polk County, WI, worked to protect the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway as the first 'Wild and Scenic River' in the United States and established the first "Earth Day" on April 22, 1970.
— VisitStCroixValley (@VisitStCroixVly) April 22, 2019
Not able to spend time outside on this #EarthDay? Then appreciate nature's beauty in these illustrations by Maria Sibylla Merian – one of the 1st to show insects w/the plants they inhabited. See more in De Europischen insecten (1730) via @BioDivLibrary https://t.co/2UDXZ66bjM pic.twitter.com/QlHcPru43g
— SmithsonianLibraries (@SILibraries) April 22, 2019
We power our city facilities with 100% renewable energy generated by solar at 40 of our facilities, partner with @NVEnergy for power from Boulder Solar and receive hydropower from Hoover Dam #EarthDay pic.twitter.com/j6oUKxAPB8
— City of Las Vegas (@CityOfLasVegas) April 22, 2019
Happy #EarthDay , everyone! Visit our Keep @ClarkCountyNV Clean pages @ https://t.co/UqnngL8gEP to learn how to get rid of everything from computers to rubber tires the right way. Hint: Don’t dump them in our desert! Report illegal dumping @SNHDinfo #KeepClarkCountyClean pic.twitter.com/3XFu8PgK2s
— Clark County Nevada (@ClarkCountyNV) April 22, 2019
We're lucky to live in the most beautiful state in the nation. This #EarthDay, we recommit to doing more to preserve our beautiful environment for generations to come. Where's your favorite place in Nevada to enjoy the outdoors? pic.twitter.com/BMEtK1mPmH
— Governor Sisolak (@GovSisolak) April 22, 2019
— David J. Syzdek (@dsyzdek) April 22, 2019
With my regular commute of 7 miles each way at 5,000+ feet with headwinds/ hills, it would have been doable to keep up with the expensive bikes and Lycra while cruising the islands west of Tampa Bay on a single speed rented beach cruiser, but a 4mph pace is actually quite lovely. pic.twitter.com/vWCcSKni79
— 𝘽𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙒𝙖𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙚 (@BikeWashoe) April 22, 2019
📸: Nic Perkins pic.twitter.com/s3vTDKbN5O
— SaguaroNationalPark (@SaguaroNPS) April 22, 2019
Games in the Natural World
Talk to a neighbor about the kind of trees and flowers are in the city park.
Pick up the trash on your walk.
Social Web Challenges
Take and share a photo of a flowering tree.
Like / heart / share someone else’s photo of nature.
Favorite a favorite park with an account on the social web. Facebook Bonus Points for those with a page, fave the park as your page. (Example)
Nature’s gifts to our planet are the millions of plant and animal species that we know and love, and many more that remain to be discovered. In recognition of this year’s official Earth Day theme, “Protect our Species,” the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is helping to educate communities about the many wonders of Nevada’s native species, and strategies underway to help advance biodiversity and foster thriving ecosystems.