Students get ready for April 22 to show the Earth some appreciation for Earth Day.
According to EarthDay.net, Earth Day began by Gaylord Nelson, former senator of Wisconsin, proposed the first nationwide environmental protest in the 1970s.
“On April 22, 20 million Americans took to the streets. Groups that had been fighting against oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the loss of wilderness and the extinction of wildlife suddenly realized they shared common values,” states the Web site.
Even today, there are students on campus that still show what they to keep their campus and Earth clean.
“I recycle plastic and aluminum because these things are not biodegradable. I want to start a compose pile for the garden at my house,” Vanessa Andre, biology major, shared.
“Recycling is great way to help the earth since it helps reprocess used materials. Plus, it’s a good way to earn money. I know the Psychology Club collects soda bottles in the SS building,” states Nicole Allen, liberal arts major.
Of course, recycling is not the only way to help the Earth.
Sometimes, the smallest gesture can help.
“After I year, I don’t throw trash on the ground or litter; I make sure that I throw it away,” says English major Jose Gonzalez.