Apr
22
2009

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Earth flagCourtesy Dcoetzee

Why Earth Day is April 22

More than one billion people are expected to mark Earth Day today, April 22, 2009. Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day in 1970, Patterned after that anti-Vietnam movement, he chose April 22 to maximize student participation.

Earth Day's purpose

During an address at the University of Wisconsin, Nelson summed up the purpose of Earth Day this way:

"Our goal is an environment of decency, quality and mutual respect for all other human creatures and for all living creatures…. The battle to restore a proper relationship between man and his environment, between man and other living creatures will require a long, sustained, political, moral, ethical and financial commitment, far beyond any effort made before." Wired

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Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Monkey girl envirmentle's picture
Monkey girl envirmentle says:

i care so much about the envirment and u guys are so right to. And if we dont stop littering, our planet is going to die and we'll be liven in our own waste. And think about the animals we would be killing and the animals homes we've detroyed. We would be hurting not just us. So i am saying this for all who will be listening to me,
RECYCLE! TAKE CARE OF OUR PLANET! AND FREE THE TREES FROM YOUR WASTE! SAVE THE TREES!!!!!!!!!!

posted on Thu, 04/23/2009 - 5:24pm
ayah.osman's picture
ayah.osman says:

everyday should be earth day.

posted on Sat, 05/02/2009 - 3:53pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

We really need to save the earth!
Stop polluting, recycle, plant trees and
GO GREEN!

posted on Sun, 05/03/2009 - 1:14pm

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