Before 1970, factories could legally dump tons of toxic waste into nearby streams. Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day in 1970 to bring attention to this crisis, and with the help of 20 million demonstrators, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was born.
Saturday, April 22, will be the 47th Earth Day celebration where more than one billion people from 192 countries will join together to promote protecting our planet. This event encourages action and education about pollution, recycling, deforestation, waste reduction, banishing disposable plastic and more – all of which will help preserve precious groundwater resources.
Earth Day 2017’s campaign focus is Environmental and Climate Literacy, specifically the concept of climate change and its unprecedented threat to our planet.
Join us as we celebrate our environment and bring awareness to the many ways that each of us can contribute to a cleaner, greener future.