Monday, April 19, 2010

Earth Day Resources

Earth Day is April 22. It was established in 1969, although the first one took place in March. The following year, Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin promoted a massive teach-in about the environment for April 22, 1970, and Earth Day has fallen on that date every year since. The 1970 Earth Day was the force that prompted the US Congress to pass the Clean Air Act and establish the Environmental Protection Agency. Earth Day is the most widely celebrated purely secular holiday on Earth.

Some Library resources about the environment and ecology:

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