from Roy Snell

When Did Earth Day Start?

April 22nd, 1970

Who Started Earth Day?

U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson, a Democrat from Wisconsin who was inspired by student’s environmental protests. Nelson then chose Denis Hayes, a student attending the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, to organize the first Earth Day.

Why was Earth Day started?

It was created as a day of education about environmental issues and the need to protect Earth’s natural resource.

When did Earth Day go Global?

In 1990 Denis Hayes organized a global Earth Day, with more than 200 million participants in more than 140 countries. According to National Geographic the Earth Day Network (a nonprofit dedicated to Earth Day) brings together more than 20,000 partners and organizations in 190 countries.

Is anyone concerned about Earth Day?

Most support it, however far right conservatives such as Glenn Beck speak out against it. Beck said, “Earth Day is a yearly reminder that humanity must be controlled, manipulated and even destroyed for the good of the planet.”

Famous Earth Day quote.

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.”— Robert Swan renown polar explorer.

According to Chat GPT these are 5 things your ESG program can do to support Earth Day.

  1. Reduce environmental impact: An ESG program can identify and implement measures to reduce the company’s environmental impact, such as reducing waste and energy usage, using eco-friendly materials, and promoting sustainable business practices.
  2. Promote environmental awareness: An ESG program can educate employees and stakeholders about environmental issues and promote awareness of the importance of protecting the planet.
  3. Support environmental initiatives: An ESG program can support environmental initiatives through funding, volunteerism, or other means. For example, a company could sponsor a local clean-up effort or support reforestation efforts.
  4. Set sustainability goals: An ESG program can set measurable sustainability goals for the company, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions or increasing the use of renewable energy.
  5. Report on environmental performance: An ESG program can track and report on the company’s environmental performance, including progress towards sustainability goals, environmental impact metrics, and other relevant data. This can help to hold the company accountable and demonstrate its commitment to sustainability.

If you have any Earth Day questions I did not think of let me know.  Happy Earth Day to one and all.

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