THAT's a big leafToday marks the 41st Earth day, a holiday that started right here in America.

Back in 1969, Ohio’s Cuyahoga River was so polluted that it actually caught on fire – it was this man-made atrocity that sparked the movement that lead to the first Earth day on April 22, 1970.

The past year hasn’t been particularly good for our planet, whether it be the Japanese nuclear crisis or the BP oil spill, it is abundantly clear that we still have plenty of need of this holiday and the awareness it provides.

Hopefully, one day we’ll be able to drive around in cars fueled by used tea leaves (talk about green cars!) – but until then, here’s to another Earth Day… hopefully we can make this a better year for our planet!