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Published April 22, 2015 by
Earth Day - April 22nd What it is and what you can do Earth Day is a great time to spend some time bettering the planet we live on. You can take part in community activities, or do something as simple as planting a tree or cleaning up the parks and ditches in your area. Every little thing counts! How did Earth Day Begin? Responding to widespread environmental degradation, Gaylord Nelson, a United States Senator from Wisconsin, called for an environmental teach-in, or Earth Day, to be held on April 22, 1970. Over 20 million people participated that year, and Earth Day is now observed each year on April 22 by more than 500 million people and national governments in 175 countries. Below I have included ways for you and your family to make the most of your Earth Day celebration!