This is April and Earth Day Month
Just for fun, I thought I’d dig into the history of Earth Day and share it with you. The very first one was in 1970, when I was still in high school.
It was the year Jimi Hendrix died, the Beatles cut their last album, and Simon and Garfunkel gave us “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Students were protesting the War in Viet Nam and many of the storefronts all over the country, including downtown in the city where I live, were boarded up because their windows had been smashed. Here on our University campus, a man was murdered by a guy that blew up a building. (My husband, Bill even met him in the maximum security prison where he was a guard back then, but that’s another story).
At the same time, more and more people were becoming aware of the environment and pollution. I remember a political cartoon my brother showed me about the Earth only having 35 more years left before we’d all be dead because of….global cooling.
Well, that didn’t happen; it’s more than 40 years later and we’re still here but a lot of people’s minds have been enlightened as to taking better care of the planet. After all, we should all be good Stewards of our temporary home.
Earth Day 1970 gave a voice to the emerging consciousness and became a way of channeling the energy of the anti-war movement into environmental concerns instead.
Now most people want to take better care of the environment, but not just the planet, but inside their own homes too. I’m going to be sharing about some cleaning products that will help the environment by avoiding hazardous chemicals while working better than 20 national brands that they were tested against; keep 108 pounds of packing waste out of landfills; eliminate 248 pounds of greenhouse gas, and put some GREEN back in your pocket to the tune of over $3,000 compared to ready-made cleaners.
For example, one 16 ounce spray bottle of water becomes a great window and mirror cleaner and is great for dusting too when you add just two drops of the concentrated cleaner. Imagine, window cleaner that costs less than a penny!
My next post will be about more Earth Day history. Meanwhile, if you’d like more information about my cleaners, you can watch a three minute video here. The complete cleaning kit that saves you over $3,000 is being offered with free shipping for a limited time, you can save even more green if you act fast.
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