The First Earth Day

On April 22nd, 1970, millions of Americans from coast to coast, and of all ages participated in celebrating the first Earth Day.
The day was dedicated to making a statement about the environment's deterioration.
An estimated total of 20 million people picketed and rallied out side of legislative buildings, schools, and inside communities to make the bold statement that the Earth was in grave danger unless we soon make a change.

How did it Change the Environment?

Earth Day's primary goal was to show the government how deeply concerned the nation was about the environment's depletion.
Also, to make more of the public aware of the environment and its issues and importance.


The Proof that Earth Day is Effective:

Since the first Earth Day, the government has set up laws such as the Clean Air Act, the Water Quality Improvement Act, The
Water Pollution Acts Amendments, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, The Safe Drinking Water Act, and much, much more.

What Point does Earth Day Prove?

The fact of the matter is, as long as the human species inhabits the earth, they must learn to coexist with the planet and protect and defend our environment.

Work Cited:
"Earth Day 2011: History of Earth Day." Earth Day 2011 - EnviroLink Resource Guide. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2011. <>.
Nelson, Gaylord. " Earth Day '70: What It Meant | EPA History | US EPA." US Environmental Protection Agency. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2011. <>.
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