Happy Earth Day ! ! !


April 22nd! Earth Day. . .

A Brief History:
Founded By: U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson.

Why: After witnessing a massive oil spill leaking millions of gallons of oil.

Where: Off of the coast near Santa Barbara, California.

When: 1969.

First Official Earth Day: April 22, 1970.

Why That Day? Senator Nelson chose the day because it fell between between students’ spring break and their final final exams to encourage young students to participate. More than 2,000 colleges and universities, 10,000 public schools, and 20 million citizens participated—About 10% of the US population at that time. . .

When Earth Day Went Global: Originally in 1990. In 2009, the UN designated April 22 as International Mother Earth Day.

A Few Facts:
I am sharing a few facts, and more, some trivia, some not trivial. . .
Perks That Originated From the Original Date:
Perks Created Same Year:

  • An Environmental movement.
  • Creation of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
  • Creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) later that same year.

Perks That Originated From Later:

  • Clean Air Act
  • Clean Water Act
  • National Environmental Education Act
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • More. . .

How Large? It is estimated that over 1 billion people participate in Earth Day each year, making it the largest secular observance throughout the world.
Participation: Over 95% of the primary and also secondary schools in the U.S. Also millions of schools throughout the globe actually observe Earth Day each year.
Celebration of Earth Day During the COVID-19 Pandemic: In 2020, 20 million people worldwide participated virtually in the 12-hour Earth Day Live event which was hosted remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Future:
U.S.: Hopefully in the U.S., legislators will be able to see the damage that they are doing by using environmental issues becoming political issues, scaping to the cop out of blaming natural phenomenom with hope of a magical “The Green Deal”, and hidden agendas.
Worldwide: The world is moving forward at a much higher rate with the exception of some communistic and non-free countries. . .

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See you next year!!

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Happy Earth Day ! ! !

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