Enjoy Earth Day 2022 and Celebrate Everything Mother Earth Has to Offer
Since 1970 on April 22nd, we have been celebrating Earth Day. This day is how we began to shine a light on environmental issues and educating the public about them. Earth Day has become an important way to discuss how to remedy the problems we’ve caused to our planet.
How Earth Day Started
It was Sen. Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin who wanted to do something about all the environmental deterioration he saw all around him. After an oil spill in Santa Barbara, Calif., he took a stand and put together a teach-in on college campuses that he announced to national media. What became known as Earth Day took a foothold across the country, eventually along with 20 million Americans who took part in the streets and parks and auditoriums to help effect great change.
“Earth Day 1970 achieved a rare political alignment, enlisting support from Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, urban dwellers and farmers, business and labor leaders.”
In 1990, Earth Day went global, and today more than 1 billion people take part to stand up for a clean environment for all. And all over the world there are ways to celebrate this holiday by getting involved and planting trees, providing education, picking up trash, and so much more.
Get Out and Enjoy the Earth Starting with Athens!
You can celebrate Earth Day by getting outside and enjoying our very own Mother Earth by checking out some of our City Experiences tours. Being outdoors is just natural and there are so many places to experience and explore while making you feel close to the Earth.
Explore the city of Athens, Greece, in an educational Athens Walking Tour, which is filled with ancient history and archeological places galore. You’ll start with the Parthenon before the crowds set in and soon find yourself on the streets of Plaka. But it’s the history of this first democracy that will have you mesmerized along with the views.
About Those Whales
Take part in a Boston Whale Watch, an exciting experience that’s truly once in a lifetime. The destination is Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary, a feeding ground for not only whales but dolphins and sea birds as well. It’s a great way to learn about these spectacular mammals. You’ll get to speak with New England Aquarium naturalists and ask any questions you may have.
Try a New York City Sightseeing Tour
Check out the Earth’s most famous city while cruising around it on a NYC Downtown Sightseeing tour. From the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge, you’ll have 90 minutes to experience the best sights that New York has to offer. A tour guide will keep you abreast of everything you need to know about the city that never sleeps and is always at the center of it all.
Birdwatching is a Great Way into Nature
Enjoy Earth Day by watching what’s natural during Poole, UK Bird Watching evening cruise. It leaves Poole Quay and Swanage Pier where you’ll witness the puffin nesting season. The cruise will go along the Jurassic Coast to Dancing Ledge and back again. Enjoy the views of the sky, the sea, and sand for beautiful photo opportunities. Durlston Country Park Rangers will be there to provide live commentary to keep you informed.
When in Paris
Enjoy the beauty of Paris during Paris – Versailles Palace/Gardens tour. What a great way to enjoy the Palace of Versailles before the crowds arrive. You’ll get to see the famous gardens, enjoy the Musical Garden show, and explore the hidden places at Versailles. Learn about the treasures here and all the enchanting stories that come with this spectacular palace.
1,000 Islands on Earth Day
How about cruising Gananoque – 1 000 Islands? The one-hour cruise is serene but there is much history of the adventures that took place here along with wars and rebellions. From fifth and sixth generation family cottages to narrow channels of the Admiralty and Navy group of islands, you’ll enjoy the beauty that generations of families left behind on this gateway to the 1,000 islands.
From Rome to the Amalfi Coast with Love
Why not celebrate Earth Day in some of the most beautiful places on Earth? Enjoy the Rome to Pompeii/Amalfi Coast Walks tour for a day you’ll never forget. Start in Rome and head to Pompeii with a guide who will tell you all you need to know about the city that was left under volcanic ashes and was frozen in time. You’ll then drive along the Amalfi Coasts to Positano where the smell of lemon trees will fill your senses and the beaches entice you to want to stay forever.
Let Us All Respect Our Planet
While water transportation historically has not been in line with environmental practices, City Experiences is well aware of the challenges in our industry. We have been making impactful changes as we head into the future with our Respect Our Planet initiative. We are committed to environmental stewardship and working diligently to diminish the impact we have on the environment. And, in doing so, it is our goal to raise awareness in our industry as well as our community.
As we continue to be a sustainable company, we promote environmental stewardship. We have adopted the following goals into our mission:
- Become greener.
- Educate people to reduce their environmental impact.
- Motivate others to take action.
- Partner with leading organizations so that people make environmentally friendly purchasing decisions.
If we all come together to make these changes for our planet and our environment, we’ll all be better for it in the long run.