Earth Day is when people in the United States, and all over the world, take some time to think about all the Earth continually does for each of us. Earth Day has become a day of celebration all over the world. There are festivals, music events, tree plantings, solar celebrations, just to name a few.
The first Earth Day was in 1970 when 20 million Americans came together, today more than one billion people in 192 countries acknowledge this day. Earth Day will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2020. On it’s 46th anniversary and those to come – the mission is to plant 7.8 billion trees for the Earth, continue reducing fossil fuels and pollution, and make cities 100% renewable. It was quoted between 1925 – 2015, “Think globally, act locally”. What can you do this Earth Day and beyond? By changing your small corner of the world, the rest of the world will change theirs.
How does solar make a difference in the Earth? Since Earth Day began in 1970, over 20 gigawatts (20,000,000,000 W or 2,000,000kW) of solar panels have been installed in the United States alone. This is compared to almost zero panels in 1970. Many states are passing legislation to promote solar power.
Our actions impact the environment. Each thing we do can help or hurt our planet in many ways. On Earth Day 2016, the Solar Professor will be in Naperville celebrating the opening of DJK Custom Homes 2nd Eco-Smart Home. The public is invited to the opening day located at 628 Knock Knolls Drive in Naperville. DJK Custom Homes is hoping to raise awareness of green and high efficiency with performance building techniques that result in less home maintenance, lower / reduced energy costs, improved air quality and more efficient waste management. More information may be found at http://www.djkhomes.com/.
What are you and your family going to do Friday, April 22nd, 2016 for Earth Day?