Happy Earth Day!

In honor of today being the 45th Earth Day, we dug up some interesting facts about this special day and how it originated.enviromental-benefits

  • According to SoftSchools.com, the first Earth Day in the U.S. was celebrated on April 22, 1970.
  • Every year on April 22, men, women and children collect garbage, plant trees, clean up coral reefs, show movies, sign petitions and plan for a better future for our planet, based on DoSomething.org.
  • TimeforKids.com reports that the recycling rate has increased from less than 10% in 1980 to more than 34% in 2011.
  • Earth Day was created by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin.  He created it after learning about the devastating effects of a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, according to Earth Day Network.
  • Earth Day Network also estimates that 500 million people from 4,500 organizations in 180 countries will participate in Earth Day events during the month of April.
  • Massey Services was the first company in our industry to be asked to sponsor Earth Day in Central Florida

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