Earth Day Facts

“When all the trees have been cut down, when all the animals have been hunted, when all the waters are polluted, when all the air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money.”

Happy Earth Day !

April 22nd marks the annual celebration of Earth Day. Many of you may note the date but don’t know many facts about it. Here are so facts about it that you may not have known

1) The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970.

2) Earth Day originated in the US but became recognized worldwide by .

3) On the very first Earth Day, 20 million people gathered in the streets of America to protest the industrial revolution. An environmental movement was born as a result.

4) Earth Day was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin who wanted to respond to an oil spill off Santa Barbara, California

5) In 2009, the United Nations renamed Earth Day and now calls it International Mother Earth Day. That name doesn’t appear to be catching in the U.S.

6) Homes and cars account for half of all American greenhouse gas emissions.

7) People often celebrate this day by planting trees and recycling.

8) In recent years, Earth Day has become an international day of protest so people can tell their elected officials to make preventing climate change a priorit

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