Arbor day is a national holiday celebrating the earth and spreading awareness about environmental issues. Although it is more specifically aimed at motivating people to plant more trees.
The Arbor foundation are one such group, they are a non profit organization founded in 1972 that raise funds for campaigns such as ‘Time for Trees”. With the goal of planting 100 million trees by 2022. Youtubers and Philanthropists, Mr Beast and Mark Rober have given the foundation their support by raising 20 million dollars and planting 20 million trees. Even using drones to help the process along. Team trees has raised over 23 million dollars with notable individual like Elon Musk also donating to the cause.
The History of Arbor Day
Arbor Day itself has been around since 1872, coincidently 100 years before the Arbor Day Foundation began. It all started in Nebraska city on April 10th, By a man named Julius Sterling Morton. It wasn’t until 1885 that Arbor Day became an official holiday. Arbor Day was actually nearly named Sylvan Day which refers to only forest trees, But Morton insisted Arbor would be used to include all trees. Up until 1920, Arbor Day was celebrated on the 22nd of April, This was to honor Morton on his birthday.
When is Arbor Day Celebrated
Now days Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday of April every year. For this year, It will take place on the 29th of April. However many places will celebrate Arbor Day at different times to better suit the local Area. Look here to see when your state celebrates Arbor Day so you don’t miss out.
How is Arbor Day Celebrated?
While the purpose of Arbor Day may seem grand, It is quite simple to participate in Arbor day. You do not need drones or a million dollars to contribute to the earths wellbeing, a simple act of planting a tree is enough. Spreading awareness online and getting together with your local community are great ways to participate in Arbor day.
The Arbor Day foundation Website has a wealth of information and guides for various types of trees. Explore the website and see how you can make a difference.
Why we love Arbor Day
Arbor is not only a great way to encourage people to help the environment, it’s also a way of bring us all together. In my mind, the wellbeing of the earth is a common goal we all share in one day or another. From you and me to billionaires, anyone can pitch in and make a positive impact.
To wrap things up, It warms my heart to see people coming together to make positive changes. This article shows some good examples of influential people doing some good with there resources and expertise. I hope this article has been helpful and that I have encouraged you to try planting a tree yourself