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April 2016

THE HEALTH & WELLNESS NEWSLETTER FOR KEIRO NORTHWEST STAFF

WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT APRIL 22, 2016? WELL… IT’S EARTH DAY, OF COURSE! APRIL IS NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AS “EARTH MONTH”. THE BIRTH OF THE EARTH DAY MOVEMENT WAS ON APRIL 22,1970. THE IDEA BEHIND EARTH DAY WAS TO HAVE A NATIONAL DAY TO FOCUS ON THE ENVIRONMENT. FOUNDED BY GAYLORD NELSON (AT THE TIME, U.S. SENATOR FROM WISCONSIN) WHO WANTED TO INSTILL A PUBLIC CONSCIOUSNESS ABOUT THE AIR AND WATER POLLUTION. ON APRIL 22, 1970, 20 MILLION AMERICANS HELD PROTESTS FIGHTING AGAINST OIL SPILLS, POLLUTING FACTORIES, RAW SEWAGE, TOXIC DUMPS, THE LOSS OF WILDERNESS, AND ETC. TODAY, ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES STILL DO EXIST AND THEREFORE, THE IMPORTANCE OF EARTH DAY IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS IT WAS IN 1970. “EARTH DAY HAD REACHED INTO ITS CURRENT STATUS AS THE LARGEST SECULAR OBSERVANCE IN THE WORLD, CELEBRATED BY MORE THAN A BILLION PEOPLE EVERY YEAR, AND A DAY OF ACTION THAT CHANGES HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND PROVOKES POLICY CHANGES.”

VISIT WWW.EARTHDAY.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO JOIN THE MOVEMENT!

Keiro Northwest Family News, 04.2016  
Keiro Northwest Family News, 04.2016  
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