April is an amazing time of the year in Colorado, but it also comes with unpredictable weather changes. You could start your day bundled up in a parka to go to work, but it might be warm enough to walk your dog in short sleeves by the afternoon.
April is full of bluebird days on the slopes and leisurely meals on restaurant patios. You can look out of your window to a cloudless sky and, 15 minutes later, walk to your car in a snowstorm. And don’t even THINK about planting your annuals, no matter how warm the weekend feels. The hail could come any minute to destroy them. April provides an excellent opportunity to reflect on how our planet affects our lives, the impact of our actions on the environment, and the measures we can take to safeguard it for the generations to come.
A Brief History
Earth Day was the brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans from communities nationwide demonstrated to advocate for greater government accountability toward protecting our country’s air and water supply. On December 2, 1970, Congress authorized the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, which sponsors Earth Day on April 22 of every year.
There is so much to do on Earth Day locally. We’re especially proud of our client, Groundwork Denver, who partnered with the City of Sheridan to plant 100 trees last week. Volunteers learned how to plant trees properly and had fun getting to know their neighbors while they worked together to beautify their community and make it healthier for each other.
Our community's commitment to a healthy planet is evident by the many opportunities to clean, hike, plant, and beautify all over our incredible state. Check out the multitude of events and activities celebrating Earth Day 2023 here.
We hope you have a fabulous Earth Day filled with enjoying and protecting our environment.