Earth Day 2014: How It Became a Global Environmental Event
In 1970, one in ten Americans turned out for the first Earth Day, pushing the federal government to take on environmental problems
More than a billion people around the world will celebrateEarth Day on April 22, 2014—the 44th anniversary of the annual day of action.
Earth Day began in 1970, when 20 million people across the United States—that’s one in ten—rallied for increased protection of the environment.
“It was really an eye-opening experience for me,” Gina McCarthy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator, who was a self-described self-centered teenager during the first Earth Day rallies, told National Geographic….(read more)
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