Earth Day began on April 22, 1970 and was instigated by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson. It was first observed on April 22, 1970 in Wisconsin. An estimated 20 million people nationwide attended the inaugural event.
After the official celebration of the first official Earth Day, Senator Gaylord Nelson said:
"That was the remarkable thing about Earth Day. It organized itself."Earth Day is now observed in 190 countries, and coordinated by the Earth Day Network, a nonprofit organization founded by the organizers of the first April 22 Earth Day in 1970.
Global Logo for Earth Day Network Project
In many cities, the Earth Day celebrations are extended to Earth Week, an entire week of activities related to the promotion of activities related to the preservation of Earth. The Earth Week usually start on April 16, and end on Earth Day, April 22nd.
Here's some interesting information that maybe can help us to think more about our responsibility to our Mother EARTH!
This is how long it takes garbage to break down:
- plastics take 500 years
- aluminum cans take 500 years
- organic materials take 6 months
- cotton, rags, and paper take 6 months