Earth Day

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Earth Day

For more information about Earth Day, visit earthday.org

Earth Day

Earth Day was founded in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin. Nelson wanted to educate and raise awareness about environmental issues after witnessing the damage from a massive oil spill in 1969. As a result, 20 million Americans gathered in streets, parks and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy sustainable environment in coast-to-coast rallies.

In 1990 a group of environmental leaders worked together to make Earth Day a global event. 200 million people in 141 different countries liften environmental issues to the world stage. The fight for a clean environment continues today!

Watch this video to see some great images of our Earth and reminders of why we should protect it!

References:Earth Day Network (2013). Earth Day. Retrieved from: earthday.org.Mother Nature Network (2013). Earth Day. Retrieved from: mnn.com.

This video was initially created as a celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. But it is an interesting summary of how the world's awareness of the environment has changed since 1970!

Random Earth Day Facts:-By 2010, more than 1 billion people in the world celebrated Earth Day in some way.-There are actually 2 Earth Days, April 22 and March 20, the first day of spring.-Earth Day didn't truly go global until 1990 when more than 200 million people in 141 different countries participated.


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