Earth Day

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. … The first Earth Day celebrations took place in two thousand colleges and universities, roughly ten thousand primary and secondary schools, and hundreds of communities across the United States. More importantly, it ‘brought 20 million Americans out into the spring sunshine for peaceful demonstrations in favor of environmental reform.’ It now is observed in 192 countries, and coordinated by the nonprofit Earth Day Network, chaired by the first Earth Day 1970 organizer Denis Hayes, according to whom Earth Day is now ‘the largest secular holiday in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year.’ Environmental groups have sought to make Earth Day into a day of action to change human behavior and provoke policy changes. In the winter of 1969–1970, a group of students met at Columbia University to hear Denis Hayes talk about his plans for Earth Day. Among the group were Fred Kent, Pete Grannis, and Kristin and William Hubbard. …”
The Story of the First Earth Day
New Yorker: When the Earth Moved (April 15, 2013 Issue)
History: Earth Day (Video)
PBS: Earth Day Across America
YouTube: Earth Day 1970: A Grassroots Moment that Sparked a Movement, Greenhouse Warning on Earth Day 1970: NBC News, 1970: The first Earth Day in Philadelphia, Earth Day Celebration, April 22, 1970, Madison, Wisconsin

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