Earth Day was first conceived by Senator Gaylord Nelson in the early 1960s. Senator Nelson worried that environmental issues were not being addressed in the political arena.
In his conservation efforts, Nelson organized a nationwide grassroots demonstration in the spring of 1970, to further promote conservation involvement and awareness. Support for and interest in the activity was immense and the 1970 demonstration became the first official Earth Day.
The first Earth Day helped inspire the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts.
Each year, April 22 marks the celebration of Earth Day, which is now observed around the world.
Earth Day Networks estimates that 500 million people from over 4,500 organizations in 180 countries will participate in Earth Day events during the month of April.
Get involved in your community. We all need to respect Mother Earth for all she does for us. Our actions today determines the future.
Take care of the Earth ..... it is the only one we have and always remember to give your loved ones a hug!