The history of Earth Day:

The first Earth Day was in 1970. President Nelson, after seeing the damage done by a 1969 huge oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, was inspired to organize a national “teach-in” that focused on educating the public about the environment. 

1970 was a big year. War was going strong in Vietnam, the Beatles wrote their final album, Jimmy Hendrix died and we now know that environmental awareness began. 

“On April 22,1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment. Groups that had been fighting against oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the loss of wilderness, and the extinction of wildlife suddenly realized they shared common values.”  

By the end of that year, the very first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air & Clean Water Acts.  What a year and MAJOR accomplishment for president Nixon.  (Source: here.

ChicoBag + Earth Day:

Today is officially Earth Day and I’m so glad to see that what Nixon had started still continues on, today. We have teamed up Chico bag to share a product that is friendly to our earth. Their mission is to reduce the single use habit and advocate for waste reduction. They have created items that are long lasting and high quality so they can be used over and over again. Below you see Savannah carrying a reusable shopping bag. They mangacture outdoor bags, lunch bags, produce and and snack bags (purple one pictured below), utensils and so on. This is one of the many answers to our day to day waste  problem! I know that I personally have to ask myself if I am making choices that are hurting our earth! Be sure to check out ChicoBag here for more of their earth friendly products!! Happy Earth Day friends! Much love,
Ruthie xo




  • Comments ( 23 )

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    Jaime Cittadino

    She is a model in the making!! So gorgeous and photogenic!! You’re in trouble Ruthie!!!! Haha!!

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    Wow, she’s Sooo gorgeous! I agree with Jaime, I smell trouble.. Hehehehe! ( JK .. ). Loved the post beautiful. Happy Earth Day!
    Kisses, Raysa

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    Kristin Kruse

    Uhmmm, can I possibly have Savannah’s entire look!?!? Obsessed and she is seriously such a doll! Have a wonderful weekend, babe!


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    logan Can

    She is beautiful! I love the bag, too! Happy Earth Day!

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    Loved learning more about the history and I adore this reusable bag! Your kids are seriously the cutest!

    xoxo, CiCi

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    Lauren of An Explorer’s Heart

    She is TOO CUTE and I love how she’s celebrating Earth Day πŸ™‚


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    I’m dying!! She is so adorable!! Those products are great!! xo ~Anna

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    Wow this is really cool and she is so cute! It’s great that she is celebrating πŸ™‚

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    Morgan England

    Your little girl is the cutest thing! I love those products too, they look awesome! Need to try this out!

    XOXO Morgan

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    Wow, what a cutie!! We need to see more of her modeling bags, clothes, etc πŸ™‚ Happy Earth Day!

    xoxo Emily

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    She is just a sweetheart πŸ™‚ I love her smile. I completely forgot about the bag but I’ll snag one to reuse.

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    Beautiful post, Ruthie! Happy Earth Day πŸ™‚ And OMGosh, she is just too precious!

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    That’s such a great idea! This would be great for schools- it would cut down on a lot of waste. Plus it looks like they got themselves a perfect little model here! She is gorgeous like her mama xoxo, Lauren

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    Jessica Hughes

    She is adorable!

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    I’m loving the history that you shared. It’s great to learn more about our nation. And how about your cutie!! She’s such a gorgeous model ❀️


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    Heather Johnson

    Oh I just love this post Ruthie! You do such an amazing job of bringing such meaning and purpose to your blog posts! Anything sustainable and cute is a win-win in my book, and your little cutie is beyond adorable! Great post!

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    Urban Bliss Life (@UrbanBlissLife)

    Aww your girl is so beautiful, and so are all of these photos! I love eco-friendly bags and am happy to learn about this one. Thank you!

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    Your daughter is so cute and so is that bag!

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    Kait Elizabeth

    She is just so so so cute! Hugs, Kait

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    Ohhh my gosh, your girl is too precious. I love the bag and the converses together. Plus her smile!

    xoxo Kylen | Kylen Every Wear

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    She is just adorable! I love the sparkle in her eyes while she models for you πŸ˜‰

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    She is such a doll and looks absolutely adorable! I like the bag even more because she is so cutely modeling πŸ™‚

    Monika |

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    Loved reading this post! And oh my goodness, she is so adorable!

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