|Earth Day labyrinth walkers were encouraged to take part in a Spring Scavenger hunt.|
Welcome to the Community Labyrinth.
Today is Earth Day.
This is a day where we celebrate the environment, and where we raise awareness for the care of our planet.
It was first started in 1970 – so we’re coming up on almost 50 years.The founder of Earth Day was Gaylord Nelson, a US senator from Wisconsin. After witnessing the ravages of the massive oil spill in Santa Barbara California in 1969, he came up with the idea for a national day to focus on the environment.
He was inspired by the peace movements of that era. 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.
Within 10 years, this movement spread to Canada as well as many other countries. Today, millions of people take part in activities on Earth Day. It is celebrated in 193 countries around the world.
The importance of Earth Day lies in first creating awareness, and from awareness, we can create change. For 2018, the theme for the International Earth Day Network is “End Plastic Pollution”. The goal is to inspire a fundamental change in attitudes towards the use of plastics.
The goal of the Earth Day Network in Canada for 2018 is to support outdoor play for kids – with proper engagement, outdoor play can help build resilience, self-confidence and well-being.
So if you combine those two goals it’s: consume less, play more.
So with that in mind, please feel free to be playful in the labyrinth.
|Consume less, play more!|