Anniversary: Earth Day Turns 40!

THURSDAY, APRIL 22: Do your part to help our planet on Earth Day, which grew from an idea by U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson 40 years ago. Since then, many countries have joined in Earth Day, although dates vary around the world.

In ReadTheSpirit’s Top Article for Monday this week, you’ll find a link to Earth Day Network, the nonprofit coordinating hub of activities on Earth Day—and you’ll learn about 3 important new books to help you sprout fresh insights this spring!

In ReadTheSpirit’s NEW Environmental Religious Resources Page, you’ll find more terrific books, films—and interviews with activists you should know in the realm of religion! Four decades after its founding, Earth Day depends on the actions of average citizens—as was urged by Sen. Nelson. He said that Earth Day could “work” as a global concept, because of this grassroots level of response. So, will you be one of the Earth Day activists this year, promoting a climate policy, energy efficiency, renewable agency and green jobs?

Email us at [email protected] or add “Post a Comment” below to share fresh ideas with us!

(By ReadTheSpirit columnist Stephanie Fenton)

(NOTE: To see more short articles about upcoming holidays, festivals and anniversaries, click the “RTS Magazines” tab at the top of this page and select “Religious Holidays.”)

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