Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22 to demonstrate support for environment protection since 1970.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • In 1970, Gaylord Nelson, (a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin), built a national staff of 85 to promote environmental events across the land.
  • The first Earth Day was held on April 22,1970 when, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies.

Because of those efforts, President Nixon created the Environmental Protection Agency and Congress passed the Clean AirClean Water, and Endangered Species Acts.

  • In 1990, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage.  
  • Earth Day 1990 gave a huge boost to recycling efforts worldwide and helped pave the way for the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.

 

 WAYTS TO GET INVOLVED

 

  1. 1. March for science in National Hall, Washington DC, April 22, 8 am.

The day’s program will include speeches and training's with scientists and civic organizers, musical performances, and a march through the streets of Washington, D.C. as well as 514 Satellite Marches  in many other cities across the U.S.

 

  1. 2. Things to do around your neighborhood
  • Plant a tree
  • Clean up a local park
  • Educate people about environment protections
  • Talk to your representatives about environment protections
  • Buy green and sustainable apparel, food & household goods
  • Read your labels
  • Take a tech break, unplug and smell the roses instead
  • Turn off your lights
  • Go vegetarian or eat less meat

 3. In Boston, MA Join One Savvy Mother on April 24, 2017

Earth Day & Fashion Revolution actions: Join us as we celebrate the efforts of #ecofashion community and beyond.  (LINK TO RSVP & more information. 

Sign a postcard that asks your representatives to give environmental and fair working conditions a voice. The postcards are preprinted and you just need to add your signature and address. We will send them to your representatives seeking equitable pay & fair working conditions for garment workers in the U.S. & abroad.

 

This post was written by Ningjing Lui, Student at Babson College, Wellesley, MA 

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