The History of Earth Day

The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 and is believed by many to be the birth of the modern environmentalist movement. At a time when Americans were driving huge sedans fueled by leaded gasoline and foundries spewed pollution into the atmosphere, the idea of environmental consciousness was dismissed as part of the hippy or new age movement. 

Earth Day was the brainchild of founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, who was inspired after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. He believed that raising public awareness about air and water pollution would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. Senator Nelson announced the idea for a “national teach-in on the environment” to the national media; persuaded Pete McCloskey, a conservation-minded Republican Congressman, to serve as his co-chair; and recruited Denis Hayes as national coordinator. Together, they built a staff to raise awareness by promoting events across the country on April 22, 1970. 

Earth Day 1970 achieved uncommon bi-partisan support as Americans on every part of the political spectrum began to wake up to the fact that Earth is our home and we need to take better care of it. Since the first Earth Day, progress has been made to reduce our consumption, reuse and recycle resources. 

Every Day is Earth Day at Landscape Solutions

At Landscape Solutions, idea of environmental responsibility is on our minds 365 days a year. Years ago, we began incoporating propane-fueled mowers and machines into our fleet. Propane is a cleaner burning fuel than gasoline, resulting in greatly reduced harmful emissions into the environment. 

While the use of propane-fueled mowers and machines was a meaningful step in the right direction, we knew we could do more. In addition to propane powered mowers and equipment, our fleet trucks to run on propane as well. Every Landscape Solutions truck you see in your community represents a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and an improvement in the quality of the air we all breathe.

In 2013, we invested in Chevrolet Volts for all Landscape Solutions account representatives and staff. Chevy Volts are gas/electric hybrid vehicles that can average 900 miles between fill-ups!

Join the Movement

We celebrate Earth Day as a reminder to everyone that taking care of the environment is everyone’s responsibility and welcome anyone who would join us in the battle we at Landscape Solutions fight every single day. If you are inspired by Earth Day or by the “green” efforts of Landscape Solutions, then you might be wondering what you can do to help.

If you are a property manager or an officer of a Homeowner’s Associaton, then you may be in a position to help. Contact us at Landscape Solutions today to learn how we can use our green technology to help you with lawn care, landscaping, as well as snow and ice removal in environmentally consious ways. 

Together, we can make every day Earth Day!

The History of Earth Day

The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 and is believed by many to be the birth of the modern environmentalist movement. At a time when Americans were driving huge sedans fueled by leaded gasoline and foundries spewed pollution into the atmosphere, the idea of environmental consciousness was dismissed as part of the hippy or new age movement. 

Earth Day was the brainchild of founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, who was inspired after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. He believed that raising public awareness about air and water pollution would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. Senator Nelson announced the idea for a “national teach-in on the environment” to the national media; persuaded Pete McCloskey, a conservation-minded Republican Congressman, to serve as his co-chair; and recruited Denis Hayes as national coordinator. Together, they built a staff to raise awareness by promoting events across the country on April 22, 1970. 

Earth Day 1970 achieved uncommon bi-partisan support as Americans on every part of the political spectrum began to wake up to the fact that Earth is our home and we need to take better care of it. Since the first Earth Day, progress has been made to reduce our consumption, reuse and recycle resources. 

Every Day is Earth Day at Landscape Solutions

At Landscape Solutions, idea of environmental responsibility is on our minds 365 days a year. Years ago, we began incoporating propane-fueled mowers and machines into our fleet. Propane is a cleaner burning fuel than gasoline, resulting in greatly reduced harmful emissions into the environment. 

While the use of propane-fueled mowers and machines was a meaningful step in the right direction, we knew we could do more. In addition to propane powered mowers and equipment, our fleet trucks to run on propane as well. Every Landscape Solutions truck you see in your community represents a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and an improvement in the quality of the air we all breathe.

In 2013, we invested in Chevrolet Volts for all Landscape Solutions account representatives and staff. Chevy Volts are gas/electric hybrid vehicles that can average 900 miles between fill-ups!

Join the Movement

We celebrate Earth Day as a reminder to everyone that taking care of the environment is everyone’s responsibility and welcome anyone who would join us in the battle we at Landscape Solutions fight every single day. If you are inspired by Earth Day or by the “green” efforts of Landscape Solutions, then you might be wondering what you can do to help.

If you are a property manager or an officer of a Homeowner’s Associaton, then you may be in a position to help. Contact us at Landscape Solutions today to learn how we can use our green technology to help you with lawn care, landscaping, as well as snow and ice removal in environmentally consious ways. 

Together, we can make every day Earth Day!

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