A Little History of Earth Day
Earth Day is held on April 22 in the US and was started by Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin in 1970. After a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, CA in 1969, Nelson was inspired and rallied the student anti-war movement to educate the public about air and water pollution. It would turn into a national political agenda and he gathered over 85 staff members to promote events throughout the country.