Today’s Reason to Celebrate – April 22
More than 1 billion people in 175 countries participate in Earth Day events.
It is the largest civic observance in the world, and it’s to raise awareness about important environmental issues.
The first Earth Day took place in 1970. After seeing an oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, Senator Gaylord Nelson organized a grassroots “environmental teach-in” on college campuses across the country.
Many people believe that this first Earth Day celebration marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement.
There are lots of ways you can take part virtually, just visit the Earth Day website for details!