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Who created Earth Day? History and meaning of the holidays explained

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 every year, the environmental movement that celebrates our home and reminds us of better ways to protect it.

The annual day is observed around the world to raise awareness about the environment, pollution, public health and the current climate crisis we are living in.

But who founded Earth Day? Here you can learn more about the origin and meaning of the holiday.

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Who created Earth Day?

Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day. The idea was first proposed by activist John McConnell at a Unesco conference in San Francisco in 1969.

The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970 after Senator Nelson instituted a nationwide teach-in in response to concerns about the state of the environment.

A young activist named Denis Hayes was recruited to organize the teach-in and April 22nd was chosen between spring break and final exams to maximize student participation.

Congress officially authorized the creation of the US Environmental Protection Agency, a new federal agency created to address environmental issues.

Pictured below is Nelson speaking to the National Press Club Newsmakers on April 22, 2003.

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Google celebrates Earth Day

Google has marked Earth Day with satellite imagery of the impact of the climate crisis on our planet between 1986 and recent years.

The time-lapse features stunning images of coral bleaching and melting glaciers to remind people of the importance of protecting the earth.

One of the images shows the effects of bark beetle infestation on the Harz forests due to higher temperatures and drought in Elend, Germany.

Earth Day is a day when people can come together as a community and take action for a better living environment by taking small steps such as: B. cleaning up their neighborhood and planting more trees.

Theme 2022

The theme of Earth Day 2022 is Invest in Our Planet.

“This is the moment to change everything – the business climate, the political climate and how we take action on climate change,” the Earth Day website reads.

“Now is the time for unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, our livelihoods.”

If you need more information, you can check out the educational resources and find out how to get involved in the Twitter post below.

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