Earth Day

Earth Day

Earth Day events commemorate what is considered the birth of the modern environmental movement.

The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 on college campuses across the U.S. and was the invention of Gaylord Nelson, a former Democratic U.S. senator from Wisconsin whose idea for Earth Day was born out of  of watching the momentum of the student-led anti-war protests of the 1960's and his frustration with D.C. gridlock over enacting environmental protections. 

"It was a gamble," Nelson said of the movement. “But it worked."It was Earth Day that largely led to the U.S. passing legislation such as the Clean Water Acts and to the formation of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Our green and blue planet earth is only one. We should take care every simple part of them. No just because is the "earth day" also because we live on them.

Happy Earth Day.

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