Dallas, Texas (WiredPRNews.com) – It is only fitting that the Earth which we call home–the earth that provides us vast oceans, miles upon miles of rainforests, a diverse variety of creatures that swim, fly and walk, and an ever-evolving weather cycle has one day per year in which we honor it. Proudly, this is a period of time where human kind is actually taking our fate of the future and trying to “clean up our act” in order to preserve it.
Our Earth is, according to researchers, around 4.5 billion years old. She’s not looking too bad, is she? In keeping with the Earth-friendly attitude, it seems that Earth Day 2008 needs to helmed as one of the biggest birthdays for our planet and should be used as an important date to roll up our sleeves and maybe plant a tree–or two.
On April 22nd, yet another Earth Day will be upon us and it is already starting to catch a buzz on the Internet. So what are people searching for in their effort to reduce pollution, global warming and energy wastage? According to a Yahoo! blogger, “searches on the eco love-fest rose 15% last week and jumped an additional 30% on Monday.”
Naturally, school children across the country (and hopefully across the globe) will find something within their daily lesson plan that involves a renewed love and appreciation for our little spot in the universe. Search engine queries on “earth day history” and “earth day activities” have already increased as teachers and parents take notice and include their children in the special day.
Other than kids, however, who is searching and what are they searching for? It should be no surprise here that women are doing much of the earth-related searches. Says the Yahoo! blogger, “For whatever reason, nearly all eco-searches are dominated by women. 58% of recycling queries come from females. Hybrid cars? 62% Composting? 59%. Just about the only eco-search that’s more popular with men is (drum roll, please)… ‘solar power.'”
As the staff of WiredPRNews.com takes an active role in doing our part to help the environment one eco-friendly act at a time, we encourage readers to do some research to find out what else you can do to help the Earth. Additionally, make sure to read our Go Green column every Sunday for tips and ideas on how to contribute in every facet of your life.
Happy Earth Day!