Yesterday, millions of Americans observed “Earth Day.” A commemoration of the natural beauty, the outdoors, and environmental treasures so often taken for granted. And with it hopefully an introspection on how to do better. But how did “Earth Day” come to be? The idea itself actually came about on a plane, but it’s inception was [...]
With apologies to the late Sen. Gaylord Nelson, who is widely claimed as the founder of Earth Day, I don’t really feel like celebrating. Earth Day began as a teach-in on this day, April 22nd, 1970. The whole point was to educate theShow More Summary
The first Earth day was declared by the UN for March 21, 1970 but for the US, the date of April 22 was established by then Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson. I do not really recall anything from either of the “Earth Days” from 1970.
The history of Earth day is a long and storied one. After witnessing the aftermath of an oil spill in 1969, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson proposed the idea of a national day to promote environmental consciousness. On April 22 of 1970, Earth Day came together after Nelson and his team enlisted support from both Republicans and Democrats. Show More Summary
Earth Day, which has been held annually in the U.S. on April 22 for the last 43 years, is a moment for education about and support for environmental protection. Founded in 1970 as a teach-in day by Senator Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day marks...Show More Summary
Forty-three years ago to the day, U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day – a day to raise awareness about the environment in the U.S. – and it’s now celebrated internationally in nearly 200 countries. It was a grassroots insurgency,...
Today’s interactive Google Doodle is inspired by Earth Day, an annual event designed to celebrate the environment and raise awareness about conservation efforts. U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson came up with the first Earth Day — held on Apr. Show More Summary
Back in 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin held the first Earth Day. Forty-three years later, Earth Day is now celebrated in 193 different countries. Though the spirit of Earth Day goes far beyond the actions of just publicly traded companies, they are one piece of the puzzle in helping us find sustainable ways to [...]
Earth's age is often debated, but Earth Day is 43 years old today. Earth Day was born in 1970, a creation in large part of efforts by Gaylord Nelson, a Democratic U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, who died in 2005. Denis Hayes, the national...Show More Summary
I thought it useful to reprint part of Senator Gaylord Nelson’s speech from the first Earth Day, in 1970: I congratulate you, who by your presence here today demonstrate your concern and commitment to an issue that is more than just a matter of survival. How we survive is the critical question. Earth Day is [...]
Today is the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day. The creation of this annual celebration is credited to former liberal Democrat Senator Gaylord Nelson. From a very modest beginning it has grown to a celebration in over 175 countries, with an estimated 500 million people participating in various ways to “save” Mother Earth. Over the last [...]
The modern environmental movement began on April 22, 1970, when Gaylord Nelson, a United States Senator from Wisconsin, headed an environmental…
"... when he had a flash of inspiration: What if the energy of these student teach-ins could also be harnessed to address environmental concerns?" Tomorrow is Earth Day. Today, not thinking about Earth Day at all, we happened to go for a long walk in Governor Nelson State Park. It looked like this:
Happy (almost) Earth Day! Founded in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson, a former Wisconsin governor and senator, Earth Day has become of our most well known holidays (and rising!). Why? Well, since we live on the Earth and how we treat...
On April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day was held. It was the brainchild of Gaylord Nelson, Governor and Senator from Wisconsin. read more
In the mail: The Last Great Senate by Ira Shapiro. The author spent 12 years working for Senators Gaylord Nelson, Abraham Ribicoff, Thomas Eagleton, Robert Byrd, and Jay Rockefeller and paints a "vivid portrait of the statesmen who helped...Show More Summary
Imagine the year 1970, Earth Day had just been founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson with the intention to teach the U.S. about our...
Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. While this first Earth Day was focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, [...]
Earth Day is a day when businesses and individuals show their commitment to preserving the environment and promoting sustainability around the globe. The idea for the occasion came to U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson after observing the devastation following the Santa Barbara Oil Spill in 1969 (it was the largest oil spill in the U.S. Show More Summary
By Ghassan Karam Forty one years ago Senator Gaylord Nelson organized the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 in New York City