Word of the Day, Web Site of the Day, Number to Know and This Day in History.


Word of the Day

Environmentalism en-vahy-ruhn-MEN-tl-izm (noun) A theory that views environment rather than heredity as the important factor in the development and especially the cultural and intellectual development of an individual or group; advocacy of the preservation, restoration or improvement of the natural environment -- www.merriam-webster.com

Web Site of the Day

Celebrate Earth Day
www.epa.gov/earthday

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Earth Day Web site offers tips and fun ways to protect the environment and your health every day. Learn about the history of the day, find events and volunteer opportunities, and share how you’re saving the Earth.

Number to Know

20 million: Approximate number of people who took part in the first April 22 Earth Day (1970).

This Day in History

April 22, 1864: The U.S. Congress passes the Coinage Act, which mandates that the inscription "In God We Trust" be placed on all coins minted as U.S. currency.