Happy Earth Day!

In 1970, surrounded by polluted water and air, 20 million Americans observed the first Earth Day. The movement’s leader, Sen. Gaylord Nelson, with the support of 2000 colleges and 10,000 public schools, persuaded U.S. politicians that environmental legislation had a substantial constituency. Within two years, we saw the passage of the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, establishment of the EPA, the ban on DDT, and the reduction of lead from paint. Today Earth Day is celebrated annually around the globe.


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