According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the first Earth Day was celebrated in the United States on April 22, 1970.
Earth Day is now celebrated on an annual basis throughout the world.
And so, what started as a day of environmental recognition in the United States has evolved into a global campaign to protect our environment.
Here is a link to the EPA's website about Earthday.
Senator Gaylord Nelson is the founder of Earth Day. He wrote an article called,
"How the First Earth Day Came About." It troubled the senator that the state of the environment was not an issue in politics.
Senator Nelson's concise and very interesting article about how Earth Day began appears here.
Have you ever heard of Earthday.gov? I hadn't heard of it until today. According to this website:
"Earth Day is a time to celebrate gains we have made and create new visions to accelerate environmental progress."
Earthdaynetwork: every day for everybody appears to be an extremely interesting website that provides links to very important information.
I really like Earthdaynetwork's link to RESOURCES: where:
"Earth Day Network provides resources and materials that help organizations around the world build cleaner, safer and healthier communities."