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5 Tips For An Eco-Friendly Thanksgiving

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Marc Sahara of The Inconvenient Bag at a California Green TV filming. The episode airs on Thanksgiving Day at 8:30PM on KCET (left to right: Marc Eco, Huell Howser, World Famous Artist Greg Pnut Galinsky & Morgan Pharoh - VP of The Inconvenient Bag).

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for the challenges we have met thus far, and to be at peace knowing that people are becoming more open to our green message.

We are not alone and belong to an environmental movement that started long before we were born; our Eco-Forefathers are so proud. The first Eco-Americans could be traced as far back as 1845 when Henry David Thoreau decided to move to Walden Pond in order to grow his own food, live simpler and wonder in the wilderness to write poems (July 4, 1845). In 1892, the Sierra Club was formed and headed by John Muir. Muir was interested in preserving the environment because all things we do have a connection to the universe. In his honor, the California legislature authorized $10,000 to begin planning and construction of the John Muir Trail.

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In 1969, the National Environmental Policy Act and Environmental Protection Agency were passed and the first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. In 2005, the Kyoto treaty was ratified by the United Nations with its main focus on stopping Global Warming. Unfortunately, the United States has not yet ratified Kyoto.