Origin of Earth Day
In the 1960s, there were many concerns about the
awareness regarding the environment among Americans. During this
period, U.S senator and environmentalist, Gaylord Nelson, tried to
galvanize the conservation movement through the appropriate
creation of a national celebration.
Nelson made a lot of efforts in the Congress to
pass a legislation which protected the popular Appalachian Trail.
He also tried to pass a legislation to ban the use of DDT. In
order to organize the first Earth Day, Nelson sought some help
from Denis Hayes, who was a graduate at Harvard University.
Earth Day was celebrated on 22nd April, 1970. It was
specifically designed as an environmental awareness program. Its
aim was to educate participants about the importance of conserving
the environment. In 1990, Denis Hayes organized a global Earth
Day. It was observed in more than 140 countries by 200 million
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