The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970. The goal was to set aside one day to look at the environment we live in, promote ecology, and bolster awareness of global air, water, and soil pollution. Today over 140 countries participate in Earth Day.
Senator Gaylord Nelson was the driving force behind Earth Day, inspired by the teach-ins dealing with the Vietnam War. The first Earth Day drew 20 million participants. The American Heritage Magazine called the first Earth Day “one of the most remarkable happenings in the history of democracy.”
On April 22, fairs and outdoor events are held to encourage people to help our planet thrive. Individuals make special efforts to conserve water, paper, and electricity.
Take time this day to learn what you can do to conserve energy and reduce, reuse, and recycle products in your neighborhood. Although Earth Day is celebrated once a year, we encourage you to celebrate the gifts our planet has to offer every day from the little wildflower growing outside your home to the black sand beaches of Hawaii and the majesty of the giant sequoia and redwood trees.
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