April 21, 2017

The first earth day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, when 20 million Americans protested for a healthy and sustainable relationship with the environment. On this day there was the alignment of all environmental efforts that resulted in the opening of the Environmental Protection Agency. An agency that was responsible for passing acts such as Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species. These acts were created with the intent to improve and protect the quality of lives for citizens and animals residing in the United States.

Alas, 47 years later in a world where almost all nations are in unanimous agreement about the perils of climate change, the topic remains contentious in the US. As an ever growing force in the US, those who stand up for the environment do so with a passionate intention to inspire others to take care of the natural world. Today, its' apparent the effects this grassroots movement has had on generations to follow. Whether it’s embracing more sustainable home practices, voting with their dollar, or taking on a career within the environmental realm the idea of an environmentally conscious society are finally coming to fruition.

Blix Electric Bikes is one such example as a company founded by members of gen x who were inspired by the freethinkers of the 70’s. Recognizing the opportunity to use business for more than just short-term profit, but as a tool to improve the quality of life in the long term by also leaving a positive impact socially and environmentally. Electric bikes are an ideal commuting solution simultaneously reducing pollution, increasing health, and removing the obstacles regular bikes bring forth for the average rider. It is no coincidence that as environmentally conscious commute options are becoming more popular, electric bikes are becoming more and more common in the United States. Blix Bikes focuses on helping to reframe our perspective on what commuting could be for people around the world.

Looking for some inspiration yourself?

Participate in an Earth day event near you! There is a range of events that take place such as peaceful marches, concerts, e-bike meetups, and more. If you're in the greater Denver, CO Metropolitan area we have a few ideas about what you can do to participate Earth day over here! 

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