Today, April 22, is Earth Day. I must admit it's not really a day I put on my calendar and celebrate. How do you celebrate a day like today? Plant a tree? Do some gardening?

Earth Day came about was in 1970 because of a massive an oil spill in California the year before. According to earthday.org:

The idea came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California.

Inspired by the student anti-war movement, he realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. Senator Nelson announced the idea for a “national teach-in on the environment” to the national media; persuaded Pete McCloskey, a conservation-minded Republican Congressman, to serve as his co-chair; and recruited Denis Hayes as national coordinator. Hayes built a national staff of 85 to promote events across the land.

Today Earth Day is about climate control which, I'm not going there. I think we should be respectful to our planet and do our best to keep pollution to a minimum, help replace and restore our natural resources and just plain be kind to nature.