Happy Earth Day!

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I always thought Earth Day was a recent thing but this is not the case. The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970. The founder, Senator Gaylord Nelson, wanted to put environmental issues on the Political agenda.

The first Earth day was a tremendous success. This is how Senator Nelson summarizes that day:

Earth Day worked because of the spontaneous response at the grassroots level. We had neither the time nor resources to organize 20 million demonstrators and the thousands of schools and local communities that participated. That was the remarkable thing about Earth Day. It organized itself.

Don’t forget about World Environment Day on the 5th June.

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