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Currently, Earth Day is observed by more than a billion people worldwide and the numbers continue to grow.

It all started back in the 1960's and 1970's. Americans were consuming gasoline at an alarming rate. The resulted air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of promise and prosperity. Environmentally friendly and going green were not in anyone's vocabulary.

In 1962 Rachel Carson wrote the New York Times bestseller Silent Spring. Her book sold more than 500,000 copies in over 24 countries. This jump started public awareness regarding the environment and links between health and pollution.

Then in 1969 at an UNESCO Conference, John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth be celebrated on March 21, 1970 (the first day of spring). A month later a separate Earth Day was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson which was to be observed on April 22, 1970.

The “Earth Day” idea sparked Senator Nelson’s imagination upon witnessing the horrific aftermath of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara California. Senator Nelson announced the idea for a “national teach-in on the environment” to the media and persuaded Pete McCloskey to serve as his co-chair. The date April 22nd was chosen because it fell between spring break and final exams and would hopefully gain a lot of participation.

On our certified organic family noni farm we are very aware of being earth friendly and protecting the environment. Our self sustainable farm uses no pesticide, herbicide or chemical fertilizers. We make our own compost to feed our noni trees, mulch heavily, grow worms for worm castings and foliar spray with compost teas.