Today, April 22, we celebrate Earth Day, an international celebration of Mother Nature and everything around us in the natural world. The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, when it was declared a national holiday. 45 years later, however, we still face numerous environmental issues, such as climate change, CFC emissions, more extreme natural disasters, and the melting of the polar ice caps. Even though we try to raise awareness once a year to protect the earth, we still fail to make any actual impacts. 45 years later, we, especially the United States, are still destroying our environment.