Mga Ka ugnayan on April 22nd celebrate the third most activity-inspiring holiday, after Christmas and Halloween – ang Earth Day!
Earth Day was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson. Una itong dinaos noong 1970, a result of the efforts of Sen. Gaylord, a passionate advocate of protecting the environment and increasing awareness of environmental issues.
Hindi madali ang pinagdaan ni Sen Nelson upang ma kumbinsi ang Kongreso to establish an environmental agenda. Malakas ang social activism noong dekada sies senta at setenta, kaya naman legislation on environmental issues was nearly nonexistent.
Nagtagumpay si Nelson sa kanyang hangarin dahil mahigit 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day celebration. The popularity of this day now spreads around the world. Based on the earth day facts, 200,000,000 people celebrated it in 1990 and in 2012 there were more than one billion.
In the spirit of Earth Day, here in Ugnayan maki celebrate din tayo sa pagdiriwang na ito.
In the 1990s sumali ang Pilipinas sa celebration na ito. An Earth Day Network Philippines was set up as the local counterpart of Earth Day Network International (EDNI).
Mga kaugnayan let us all participate in this global celebration. Let us all make this planet a better place to live.