Please visit www.ourtripvideos.com for full video and more free videos. Earth Day – The Green Generation Campaign. Unofficial Earth Day flag, by John McConnel Earth Day, celebrated April 22, is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment. It is held annually during both spring in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the southern hemisphere. It was founded by US Senator Gaylord Nelson(Wisconsin) as an environmental teach-in in 1970 and is celebrated in many countries every year. Participant in Earth Day, 1970. Photo: EPA History Office EPA Administrator William K. Reilly with former Senator Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day 1990. Photo: EPA History Office The United Nations celebrates an Earth Day each year on the March equinox, a tradition which was founded by peace activist John McConnell in 1969. Illumination of the Earth by the Sun on the day of an equinox (ignoring twilight) April 22, 1970, Earth Day marks the beginning of the modern environmental movement. Approximately 20 million Americans participated, with a goal of a healthy, sustainable environment Denis Hayes, the national coordinator, and his old staff organized massive coast-to-coast rallies. Mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting the status of environmental issues onto the world stage, Earth Day on April 22 in 1990 gave a huge boost to recycling efforts worldwide and helped pave the way for the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. The April 22 …
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