A Williams Lake resident stood outside of downtown with a flag of the earth this morning.
Herb Nakada says most people don’t know that today is Earth Day.
“I really believe in democracy and we can’t force our views on anybody else. If they continue to choose to destroy the biosphere, well I’m only one person.”
Nakada says although he could be doing other things in his ordinary life today, it makes him really happy to be here.
Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970 to demonstrate support for environmental protection in the United States. It wasn’t until 1990 when Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage.