Earth Day

Earth Day was a day dedicated to making a cleaner environment in 1970.

Earth Day was a day dedicated to making a cleaner environment in 1970.

Jasmine Grundleger, Junior Editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






On Monday, April 22, many people will celebrate Earth Day by recycling, planting trees, and trying to make a cleaner environment. Others celebrate this day by staying off of electronics, walking instead of using their cars, and spending time outside. In 1970, Gaylord Nelson the senator of Wisconsin thought that something should be done about the state the environment was in and how the issue was being discussed in media or politics. Then on April 22, 1970, he and numerous others held the first Earth Day and it has since become an annual holiday.