Earth Day marks the birth of the modern environmental movement that took place back in 1970. Before 1970, leaded gas was pumped through cars, smoke had clouded the skies, and air pollution was accepted as a sign of prosperity. It was clear that something needed to change soon. Earth Day 1970 was the time to become aware of the state of the environment and put it in the center of the public’s eye.
There’s many ways that you, an individual, can make a difference for the betterment of the planet for future generations to come. Check out this website for ways you can help or celebrate Earth Day this year. And remember, you don’t have to wait for Earth Day to make the planet a better place to live! You can do a little everyday to help.
To find out more information on Earth Day, check out these sources:
Ashkin, S. (2017). Earth Day Education. American School & University, 89(6), 29.
Guzewich, M. (2010). Earth Day Every Day. New York State Conservationist, 64(5), 22.
Sorell, A. (2014). The Evolution of Earth Day. Mother Earth News, (263), 16.
Christofferson, Bill. The Man from Clear Lake : Earth Day Founder Senator Gaylord Nelson. University of Wisconsin Press, 2004. EBSCOhost.
Nelson, Gaylord, et al. Beyond Earth Day : Fulfilling the Promise. University of Wisconsin Press, 2002. EBSCOhost.