Happy Earth Day, everyone! I thought I would take a break from the usual hydrogen car ramblings to focus on what’s really important this one day of the year.
Earth Day was founded by Gaylord Nelson, Senator from Wisconsin, on April 22, 1970 as a grassroots movement to take back our environment and call attention to many concerns involving the degradation of the human habitat in which we live. The fine Senator began his efforts back in 1962, by raising awareness of President John F. Kennedy about his concerns.
By the time 1970 rolled around, the public was ready for this movement in a big way and announcement was made that a nationwide grassroots demonstration on behalf of the environment would be conducted. The rest, as they say, is history.
Hydrogen cars have been a part of Earth Day in the past and once again hydrogen cars and vehicle makers and taking part in the celebrations today. Even President Bush is getting into the act today promoting hydrogen cars and technology with a visit to the California Fuel Cell Partnership in West Sacramento for a tour and a speech.
You don’t have to research, find and test drive a hydrogen car today, though. Just a simple act like picking up an extra piece of trash and recycling it will make this world a greener place. That’s all we need to do for today. Tomorrow we can go back to thinking about hydrogen cars.