Friday, April 22, 2016

Earth Day

First Earth Day Facts

First Earth Day  -  April 22, 1970

Original Mission  -  Nationwide Protests  -  Estimated 20 million people staged protests of industrial pollution at different sites around the country

Founder  -  US Senator Gaylord Nelson, a Democrat from Wisconsin

Nelson Quote  -  "Earth Day planned itself," which is probably why it has continued uninterrupted for 46 years with its own voice of protest and call to action as well as a life that has become a formidable force for conservation and environmental safety

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