Apr 19 2017

Celebrating Earth Day

Earth Day was founded by US Senetor Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin after he witnessed the devestation of a massive oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara, California in 1969. He was inspired to organize a national "teach-in" that focused on educating the public about the environment.  The first Earth Day was on April 22, 1970 and had led to the creation of the National Environmental Protection Act signed by President Nixon.  Twenty million Americans took to the streets, including students from thousands of colleges who organized protests against the deterioration of the environment.  Over the decades more and more people from over 190 countries are now observing Earth Day. 

 

Plant A Tree

Earth Day has made us more aware of our environment and over a billion people every year do their part to keep it clean.  So celebrate Mother Earth and all she provides for us.