Lets’ start Now and Lets’ Not Stop !
Today, 22 Apr is the 46th Earth Day, in 1970 the Year of our First Earth Day! The Movement that continues from 1970 with to inspire, challenge ideas, inflame passion and motivate the people to action. The voice of the Movement was to an emerging cognizance, changing human energy towards the environmental issue.
Chronology of Earth Day
- 1962: Rachel Carson publishes Silent Spring.
- 1963: Senator Nelson accompanies President John F Kennedy on a speaking tour around the U.S. to raise awareness about environmental issues
- 1969: Chemical waste released into Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River causes it to catch fire.
- April 22, 1970: 20 million people participate in inaugural Earth Day activities around the United States.
- 1970: Environmental advocacy group Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) founded.
- December 1970: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency established by President Richard Nixon in order to protect human health and safeguard the natural environment— air, water and land.
- 1972: Congress passes the Clean Water Act, which limits pollutants in rivers, lakes and streams.
- 1973: Congress passes the Endangered Species Act to protect animals and their ecosystems.
- 1980: After 18 years in the U.S. Senate, during which time he advocated for numerous environmental causes, Gaylord Nelson loses his race for a fourth-term in office.
- 1990: The 20th anniversary Earth Day celebrations go global, with participants in over 140 countries.
- 1995: Gaylord Nelson receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest award given to a civilian, in honor of his environmental work.
- 2000: Hundreds of millions of people in 184 countries celebrate the 30th anniversary of Earth Day, with a focus on “clean energy.”
- July 3, 2005: Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson dies at age 89.
- 2007: Capacity crowds attend Green Apple Festival Earth Day events in New York City, San Francisco and Chicago.
- 2010: In honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day a Climate Rally and Concert was held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.