If you want to know how Earth Day started, with the beginnings in the 1960s and the actual first day in 1970 forty years ago today, here’s a link to the story.
What’s interesting was how after all the background work was done, the grassroots movement took on a life of its own, far beyond what Senator Gaylord Nelson, the founder of Earth Day could have ever imagined.
In his own words:
Earth Day worked because of the spontaneous response at the grassroots level. We had neither the time nor resources to organize 20 million demonstrators and the thousands of schools and local communities that participated. That was the remarkable thing about Earth Day. It organized itself.
It really took off because of the involvement of students in college campuses. We here at thinkmarriage.org can’t help but be “green” with envy, and would love to see our own grassroots movement rise to the same type of country wide consciousness. Healthy relationships and marriages through education and skill building are also very important to the well being of the human race!
Grass root movements still count on the individual to spread the word and we are counting on you. Read this blog, comment and forward it to your circle of influence. Get your free Marriage Myth Buster Guide. Talk about the importance of marriage to the people you know. Uphold marriage, including your own marriage or healthy relationship. Sign up for workshops, online classes or coaching. Settle for nothing less than your own healthy relationship.
And then, Go Green with your marriage! Stop emotional pollution. Invest in your relationship.
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Can we count on you to spread the word today? If you are reading this right now, don’t leave without making your voice heard. Why not start by blogging? Go Green!