Earth Day 2014: How It Became a Global Environmental Event

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More than a billion people around the world will celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2014—the 44th anniversary of the annual day of action.

Earth Day began in 1970, when 20 million people across the United States, took to the streets, parks and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment. Massive coast-to-coast rallies occurred…

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Earth Day, also known as International Mother Earth Day is an annual event observed across the globe on 22 April, during which people engage in various activities in honour of the Mother Earth pledging to do something to protect the environment…

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On April 22, 1970, Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, founded Earth Day after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California…