Happy Earth Day to you, Happy Earth Day to you, Happy Earth Day dear........ Earth, Happy Earth Day to you! It's Earth Day this Saturday! Join host Michael Wolch to celebrate our planet with some great Classics.
Founded in 1990, Earth Day Canada is a national charity that inspires and supports people across the country to connect with nature and build resilient communities. We lead an annual Earth Day campaign in conjunction with free, year-round, award-winning programs that get people of all ages outside, interacting with the natural environment — this, in turn, fosters an intrinsically motivated, enduring commitment to stewardship and conservation.
EDC works closely with school-aged children and youth through our renowned EcoKids program and new EarthPLAY initiative, and recognizes via our Hometown Heroes Awards those who are leading the way in making our planet healthier. We engage diverse communities in the environmental NGO sector with our Tapestry program and help our corporate partners achieve their sustainability goals with our growing employee engagement platform.
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage.
Today, there are 192 countries involved! So, let's join the celebration!
The theme for this year's Earth Day Canada is outdoor activities. It is aimed at getting kids away from their smartphones, computers and tvs, and into the great outdoors, to play, explore, learn and appreciate all the wonders of nature. So, I have programmed an hour of music to inspire everyone to step outside and breathe in some fresh air:
And, it is up to you, if you want run around outside and get some exercise, or find a tree somewhere and lean up against it and relax. Either way, I have an hour of Classics for exercise, and an hour of Classics for relaxation: