When is Earth Day?
WORLD EARTH DAY is a reminder for mankind to protect the environment. It is also a celebration of nature. It is the world’s largest secular observance, attracting over 1 billion participants from 193 countries.
Earth Day was created by a group of scientists and environmentalists in the 1960s. They became concerned about pollution and the effects of pesticides. The observance of Earth Day helped spark many environmental legislations in the 1970s.
The first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970, addressed air and water pollution, as well as the effects of pesticides. It also inspired the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in 1976 and the Clean Water Act in 1972.
Earth Day has come a long way since its beginnings. Today, more than 75,000 corporate partners and 192 countries are involved in Earth Day activities. It has grown to become a global movement, inspiring over a billion people to take action for the environment.
The first Earth Day was inspired by a large oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara. This event led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and the enactment of the Clean Air Act and the Endangered Species Act.
The first Earth Day was a huge success, as more than 20 million Americans demonstrated for a healthy environment. Many people were concerned about pollution and smog, as well as the polluted rivers and lakes.
There are plenty of things you can do to help the environment. Plant trees, recycle and compost, and consider purchasing eco-friendly products. Kids can also make a difference by volunteering and donating.