The first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life to speak out against the deterioration of the environment and demand change. As a result, the Environmental Protection Agency was created, the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts were passed, and the modern environmental movement was born.
Today, more than 1 billion people in 192 countries participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. This year, in the face of global inaction on pressing environmental problems, we must harness that power.
The international Earth Day Network is calling upon individuals, organizations, businesses and governments to Mobilize the Earth™ and demand that environmental issues become a top priority.
Several organizations in the community have partnered to get the conversation going....for Earth Day for every day!. Join beginning at 3 p.m. culminating in a community potluck.
It’s time for our leaders put us on the path to environmental sustainability and jumpstart the new green economy.
Event is free. All ages. Rain or shine. More info at 21 Acres.
(Contributing source: Earth Day Network.)