Earth Day was first conceived by Sen. Gaylord Nelson in the early 1960s. Nelson worried that environmental issues were not being addressed in the political arena. In his conservation efforts, Nelson organized a nationwide grassroots demonstration in the spring of 1970, to further promote conservation involvement and awareness. Support for and interest in the activity was immense and the 1970 demonstration became the first official Earth Day. The first Earth Day helped inspire the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species acts. Each year, April 22 marks the celebration of Earth Day, which is now observed around the world.
Make a Recycled Milk Container Catch
1. Wash the milk cartons and let them dry well before starting. Note: It may be easier to cut the bottom off the containers first.
2. Cut the milk carton (or detergent bottle) with sharp scissors. First cut off the bottom, then cut a U shape under the handle, so you're left with a scoop. Make sure you don't cut into the handle.
3. Decorate the cartons with colored electrical tape or paint markers.
4. Have fun playing catch and toss.