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April 22, 2013

Gaithersburg, Md

Editorial by: Alex Stavitsky Zeineddin

Happy Earth Day!

It is always interesting to go back and learn how and why annual events started.

Earth Day was the idea of Democratic Senator Gaylord Nelson who joined forces with a Republican Congressman Pete McCloskey. Senator Nelson was moved by the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara, Ca. This bi-partisan team helped build a movement that got 20 million Americans on April 22, 1970, to protest about the environmental issues of the day.

According to Earth Day Network, these students and people demonstrated against oil spills, polluting factories, power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the loss of wilderness, and the extinction of wildlife.

Today, Earth Day 2013, we still have many of the same issues that concern us here and in other countries.

Thank you to all who work to improve our future generation’s eco systems. From water quality, to buildings that use less energy, to the development and use of electric cars, recycling, these changes we have made since 1970 are important.

There is still so much that needs to be done, from minimizing the use of pesticides, to taking care that we do not pollute our waterways, to reducing our national, state and personal carbon footprint.

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Courtesy of Prism Energy Services prismenergyservices.com

We can make changes in our daily lives that will, and do, improve our environment, not just for us but for future generations.

Have a good day,
Alex Stavitsky-Zeineddin
Founder, Green Gaithersburg.com

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