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Presentation by Megan Jones . April 22 nd , 1970 – First Earth Day Who are they?. Inspired by Rachel Carson's New York Times bestseller Silent Spring in 1962. Ms. Carson raised public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and public health .

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april 22 nd 1970 first earth day who are they
April 22nd, 1970 – First Earth DayWho are they?
  • Inspired by Rachel Carson's New York Times bestseller Silent Spring in 1962.
  • Ms. Carson raised public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and public health.
  • Earth Day was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin and organized by Denis Hayes in 1970.  Earth Day Network manages and organizes Earth Day and related environmental education and policy activities.
  • The Earth Day network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement.
  • More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest civic observance in the world
what do they do
What do they do?
  • Environmental laws like the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act soon followed the creation of EDN.
  • EDN promotes year-round environmental citizenship and action, worldwide.
  • EDN works to broaden the definition of "environment" to include all issues that affect our health, our communities and our environment, such as greening deteriorated schools, creating green jobs and investment, and promoting activism to stop air and water pollution.

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core programs today focus on
Core programs today focus on:
  • Greening Schools and Promoting Environmental Education.
  • Accelerating the Global Green Economy.
  • A billion Acts of GreenR – The largest environmental service campaign in the world.
  • The Canopy Project.
  • Earth Day India.
  • Campaign to protect the Asian Elephant.
  • The Green Cities Campaign.

But you needn't wait for April 22! Earth Day is Every Day. To build a better future, we all must commit to protect our environment year-round.

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References

Earth Day Network. (2014). About Earth Day Network. Retrieved from http://www.earthday.org/about-earth-day-network

Stoltzman, R. (Clarinetist). (2008). Maid with the flaxen hair.Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEITVTcGbzc

World [Image]. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.google.com.au/search?q=earth+day+network+images