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What is Earth Day

What is Earth Day

By-TAY

Earth Day is a day that is a reminder to keep our planet clean. Earth Day is probably one of the best holidays that gets countries to work together for a cause that benefits all of us. According to earthday.org In 1970, the first Earth day happened because of a junior senator named Gaylord Nelson, who has been always caring for the environment. In January of 1969, a massive oil spill occurred in Santa Barbara, California. He wanted to have a protest so he picked the week after Spring Break but before Final Exams to maximize the greatest student participation. He elected Denis Hayes, a young activist, to organize the campus teach-ins and together, they chose the date April 22.


Because of Nelson, we have protested to save the environment, companies who pledge to try to reduce carbon emissions, and organizations cleaning up the land.


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