Wednesday, April 22, 2009

8 Facts about Earth Day

Earth Day is a global celebration held annually on April 22. The observance was conceived by former Senator Gaylord Nelson. Nelson's Earth Day is celebrated by over one billion people around the globe, making it the largest secular holiday in the world.

8 Facts about Earth Day

1.First Earth Day celebrated April 22, 1970.

2. Founder: Gaylord Nelson.

3. Considered the birth of the environmentalism movement.

4. Celebrated in 174 countries.

5. Earth Week, an extension of Earth Day, begins April 16th.

6. Seeks to recognize and educate about environmental issues.

7. Major Environmental Issues: Global Warming, Climate Change, Peak Oil, Global Ice Loss, Alternative Energy and Recycling.

8. The date is on or near the birthdays of several environmental spokespersons which included Eddie Albert, John Muir and Julius Sterling Morton.

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1 comment:

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