Following Rachel Carson’s 1962 book Silent Spring, which discussed the negative impact of pesticides on the environment, people began being much more concerned about the environment, the modern environmental movement began, and Earth Day was created.
Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day in 1970 as a way to promote awareness about the health of the environment.
It was celebrated on April 22, and over 20 million Americans demonstrated across the nation.
It became clear that the environment was a huge concern of many people, and in December of 1970 Congress established the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which was tasked with repairing damage to the environment.
Environmental protection is still as important today as it was over 40 years ago, and there are many ways you can get involved in Earth Day, which is still celebrated on April 22.
1. Educate Yourself
When you are looking to get involved in an important cause like Earth Day, it is important to educate yourself.
There are many different issues surrounding the health of the environment that you can learn about, including pollution, endangered species, climate change, water shortages, water pollution, and recycling.
Learning about a few of these issues will help you be informed.
It will also help you find something you are passionate about and would like to get involved in.