When the first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970:
- 10% of the U.S. population took to the streets to mobilize and protest “environmental ignorance.”
- the environmental movement was launched, resulting in the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Endangered Species Act
Now, at the age of 50, the Earth Day Planning Committee is preparing for campaigns that “will activate over a billion people” worldwide.
There’s never been a more dire reason to participate. Evidence of climate changes are evident around the world. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists recently stated that their Doomsday Clock, which has assessed threats to humanity and the planet since 1947, is closer to the end (their version of apocalypse) than ever. Species continue to go extinct rapidly, and changes in weather (which affects everything else) are alarming.Read More