Earth Day 2018 – Leave a Green Legacy
Sunday April 22, 2018 is Earth Day.
According to the Earth Day Network website, Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970, when millions of people took to the streets to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development. Increased awareness led to, in the US, the creation of the Environmental Protection Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act.
Earth Day has grown, with more than 1 billion people in 192 countries taking part in the ”largest civic-focused day of action in the world.”
Numerous events are scheduled in and around the city. See a list of some of them, here.
In Toronto, Saturday April 21 and Sunday April 22 are also “Community Clean Up Days”. Residents are encouraged to get outside and help clean a public area. This year, over 185,937 volunteers have registered to help clean up the city. However, registration is not required: just get out, take a walk in the park, and pick up trash where you see it. For more information, visit livegreentoronto.ca.
Environmental awareness and a decision to lead a cleaner, greener life so that we can leave a better world for our children are possibly some of the best “estate planning” things that we can do for them. Get involved now to ensure your/our lasting legacy.
Have a great weekend.