Earth Day 2017: All the Memes & GIFs You Need to See

Happy Earth Day 2017! Today on April 22 we celebrate the planet we call home. Check out these funny and poignant memes about our Mother Earth and how we can better take care of her. Earth Day is nearing its 50th anniversary. The now-worldwide holiday was founded in 1970 by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson, of Wisconsin, as a national "teach-in" day, according to the Earth Day Network. Nelson wrote about the origins of Earth Day on Envirolink: "I announced that in the spring of 1970 there would be a nationwide grassroots demonstration on behalf of the environment and invited everyone to participate. The wire services carried the story from coast to coast. The response was electric. It took off like gangbusters. Telegrams, letters, and telephone inquiries poured in from all across the country. The American people finally had a forum to express its concern about what was happening to the land, rivers, lakes, and air - and they did so with spectacular exuberance. Earth Day worked because of the spontaneous response at the grassroots level. We had neither the time nor resources to organize 20 million demonstrators and the thousands of schools and local communities that participated. That was the remarkable thing about Earth Day. It organized itself." (Imgur)