5 Fun Facts About Earth Day

Light Bulbs Hanging OutsideEarth Day is a somber reminder that we all need to do our part. But there are also five fun facts about Earth Day that will bring this day to life for you in your Lewisville apartments at Lakes at Lewisville.

1. Why is Earth Day on April 22?

April 22 wasn’t the first suggested date for Earth Day. The first date suggested was March 21, the Spring Equinox. While that makes perfectly logical sense, it was finally decided that Arbor Day should be Earth Day, which is April 22.  Some people celebrate Earth Day on both dates, but the official date remains April 22. That’s convenient because one of the common ways that people commemorate Earth Day is by planting trees.

2. The March for Science gets Mobilized

On April 22, 300 cities and counting get mobilized for marches at the National Mall in Washington D.C. and other government sites around the country. This is a march organized by scientists who firmly believe that climate change is a very real concern for our planet.

3. Schools get Involved, Too

Teachers around the country are teaching students about the importance of conserving natural resources. Typically, in the days and weeks leading up to Earth Day, students are tasked with taking photos or making videos that demonstrate the need for public awareness about Earth Day and the environment in general. Whether it’s coming up with ways to conserve energy at home, or turning out the lights during Earth Hour, students from preschool to college are getting involved with Earth Day.

4. It was Founded by a Politician

Earth Day was founded in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson. The purpose of Earth Day is to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Senator Nelson is credited with launching global awareness of the need to protect Earth’s dwindling resources.

5. Even Disney Loves Earth Day

On Earth Day in 2009, Disney released “Earth,” a documentary that followed the migratory behaviors of four animal families. The moving depiction of how climate change affects the animal kingdom is still a favorite today.

Lakeside living in Lewisville, Texas is even better when people respect the environment. Come discover why everyone is talking about Lakes at Lewisville. Contact us today to see floor plans and amenities in person.