The first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
To celebrate Earth Day, during the next week this blog will be focusing on environmental issues. I will also be reading and reviewing some books about the environment. I'd also like to hear from you- if you're doing anything to celebrate Earth Day then please let me know in the comments. Plus, if you'd like your event to be featured then leave contact details in the comments and I'll be in touch with you.