Sunday, April 22, 2007

Happy American Earth Day

"What would any geography blog be without an Earth Day post" asked someone to me so where is my post to make this blog worthy enough.

The first American Earth Day was on April 22, 1970. The sixties and seventies were a hard time for the environment. Lake Erie caught fire near Cleveland, Love Canal was evacuated, and water bodies in the Central Valley were becoming poisonous death traps. Americans had enough. Senator Gaylord Nelson took a major role in organizing the first American Earth Day. Thousands of Americans, now in the millions, had and have taken a greater interest in preserving and conserving our environment.

International Earth Day is on the equinox. Currently 175 countries observe the international United Nations.

Catholicgauze encourages everyone to take reasonable steps to keep our world clean. Happy Earth Day!