This week, we celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd, Arbor Day on April 24th and National Parks Week from the 18th to the 26th. While the actual dates of “Earth Week” vary depending on where you are and who you ask (UC San Diego‘s celebrates it from April 19-25 while about.com says it usually runs from the 16th to the 22nd), it generally falls somewhere around mid April… but if you ask me this week sounds like quite the week to celebrate the wonders of the world. So, make sure to check back throughout this exciting week for a slew of updates on the blog!
This Wednesday, get out in your community and experience Earth Day. For information about celebrations around the world and actions you can take to help better yourself and the environment, check this Earth Day website here and also the EPA’s official Earth Day site here.
Plant a tree this Friday: it’s Arbor Day! Originally founded in Nebraska in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton, Arbor Day has come to be a worldwide celebration that encourages tree-planting and care. To find out more about what you can do this Arbor Day, check the official website here.
This is National Parks Week! Take time this week to learn about the history of our grand National Parks System and all the great things that the NPS continues to do for the planet. Maybe even take a little trip to a National Park near you! Check the NPS website for more information about National Parks Week.
That’s all for now folks, but stay tuned as we celebrate “Earth Week” here at My Wonderful World.
Cameron for My Wonderful World