April 22nd saw our American office celebrate
Earth Day; a wonderful concept that helps the staff, counselors and participants of Au Pair in America to recognise the importance
of the cultural exchange industry and acknowledges that all of all you, as au pairs, represent the future of your countries
around the world.
Earth Day began in 1963, when former Senator Gaylord Nelson
began to seriously worry about our planet. He felt that our world was getting
dirty and that many of our plants and animals were dying. He approached President
Kennedy and together they started to bring to light the importance of environmental issues.
In 1969, Senator Nelson realized that an effort would have
to be made to draw attention to matters of the environment and decided to devote a special day to recognize the things that
needed changing in our world.
On April 22nd 1970, the first Earth Day was held. Now, people all over the world acknowledge Earth Day and each day become more aware
of the efforts that need to be made in order to ensure future generations grow up in a clean and safe world.
Here are some easy ways you can help: