Did you know that the first Earth Day was celebrated 45 years ago today? I remember one year, back in my elementary school days, everyone in our class received a tree to bring home and plant on Earth Day. It was exciting to watch it grow from a little seedling to a full grown tree. If my parents still lived in my childhood home, I would show you a photo of how big it is now. For the environmentalists at heart, here are some interesting facts about Earth Day:
- Earth Day originated in the US but became recognized worldwide by 1990.
- Every year on April 22, men, women, and children collect garbage, plant trees, clean up coral reefs, show movies, sign petitions, and plan for a better future for out planet.
- The first Earth Day celebration in the U.S. resulted in 20 million Americans participating in peaceful demonstrations to show their support for environmental reform.
- Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day in the United States. In recognition of his hard work, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award.
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