Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Origin of Earth Day


In 1963, because of the changeness in climate and increase of pollution in our earth the former Senator Gaylord Nelson began worry about our planet.He decided to have a special day to teach everyone about the things that needed changing in our environment.

He wrote letters to all of the colleges and put a special article in Scholastic Magazine to tell them about the special day he had planned. On April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day was held.

People all over the country made promises to help the environment. Everyone got involved and since then, Earth Day has spread all over the planet. People all over the world know that there are problems we need to work on and this is our special day to look at the planet and see what needs changing.

Other related issues
Apr 17 - Environmental Justice Volunteers Mobilize Nationwide for clean up Earth
Apr 16 - Green Technologies and Buildings Bloom on the National Mall
Apr 16 - New Campaign to Educate Kids on Fighting Climate Change

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