In September 1969, U.S Senator Gaylord Nelson announced that in the spring of 1970 there would be a nationwide grassroots demonstration on the environment. He proposed this protest to drive the environment onto the National Agenda. April 22nd, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the environmental movement.
Earth Day is meant to promote environmental citizenship and encourage year round progressive action worldwide. It aims to create environmental awareness around the world and to change local, national and global policies.
NOTABLE EARTH DAY MOMENTS
Earth Day 1990 gave a huge boost to recycling efforts worldwide.
Earth Day 2000 sent a message around the world for action on clean energy.
Earth Day 2007 was the largest Earth Day to date with an estimated billion people participating in activities around the world.
People around the world are trying to make a difference by supporting Earth Day … the bigger challenge is in protecting our planet so that it is still inhabitable for our children and their children!