Random Acts of Living

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Earth Day -- April 22

Earth Day -- April 22 -- each year marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.

Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, proposed the first nationwide environmental protest "to shake up the political establishment and force this issue onto the national agenda."

On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment.

Earth Day 1970 achieved a rare political alignment, enlisting support from Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, city slickers and farmers, tycoons and labor leaders. The first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species acts.

Sen. Nelson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom -- the highest honor given to civilians in the United States -- for his role as Earth Day founder.

Now, the fight for a clean environment continues. We invite you to be a part of this history and a part of Earth Day. Discover energy you didn't even know you had. Feel it rumble through the grass roots under your feet and the technology at your fingertips. Channel it into building a clean, healthy, diverse world for generations to come.

(From "History of Earth Day" http://earthday.net/resources/history.aspx)


Anita said...

Great post! :)

AngelBaby said...

Wonderful post. I loved the information. I have been involved with this for many years.

Where did you get the earthday clock?

Love and Blessings,

Moonshadow said...

Greetings & Thank You, Angelbaby!

All the information came from their website (linked to the picture and first words in my blog).

The clock can be obtained from their website also...

desiitaly said...

Great, I'm going to add the clock to my blog ;-)
Let's keep in touch, I'm from Italy. Ciao!!

Moonshadow said...

Greetings, Desi! Welcome to my blog. I don't think I've ever had a cyberfriend from Italy before. I'll go have a look at your blog this afternoon when I have more time. : )