How Earth Day Brought People Together
In my last two videos, I talked about what was going on in the country at the time the very first Earth Day happened and who was responsible for starting it and why.
In 1970, the first Earth Day achieved a rare political alignment which enlisted the support of Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, city slickers and farmers, tycoons and labor leaders, all working together for a common purpose. In the U.S. it led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. The founder, Gaylord Nelson, admitted it had been a gamble but it worked.
Then in 1990, a group of environmental leaders asked Denis Hayes (the man from Harvard who took the movement national in 1970) to organize another big campaign. This time Earth Day went global. Over 200 million people in 141 countries brought environmental issues to the world stage.
Twentieth Anniversary of Earth Day
Earth Day 1990 boosted worldwide recycling efforts and led to the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Senator Nelson was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1995 by then President Clinton– the highest honor given to civilians in the U.S.–for his role as the founder of Earth Day.
Also on the twentieth anniversary of Earth Day in 1990, I remember being on the top of Bascom Hill on the University of Wisconsin campus, where there was a long walk up the hill to our display of our Official Earth Day product, one of the items in the kit, along with many other people who were promoting their own products.
One of the reasons I remember it was because I was expecting my third daughter a few months later and I was concerned about our home environment and the cleaning products I would be exposing my children to.
Statistics show that household cleaners can be very toxic and most deaths from poisonings in the home are from store-bought cleaners. These can be extremely dangerous, especially to small children.
Wouldn’t it be great instead to not need to lock up your cleaners with those child-proof locks, or even let your kids help you with the cleaning because you know it won’t hurt them if they spray themselves, each other, or even drink it?
The laundry products in the kit are amazing. A few years after that, we were moving and I needed to sell my washing machine. The people who bought it couldn’t believe how clean it was inside and all I did was to wash my clothes with these products.
They even have a formula that can soak a stain out of anything. One of my kids would get frequent bloody noses and my white jacket had a dried blood stain on it once. I used the formula and soaked it for a few days and you couldn’t even tell where the stain had been.
My middle daughter had a really pretty light blue windbreaker with white flannel lining that I had stored over the winter and when I got it out in the Spring, it had black mold stains on it that I have no idea where they came from, but sure enough, a few days soaking in the formula and it looked brand new again.
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