SAVING THE PLANET World Earth Day 2020

What is it and what is this year’s theme?


What is Earth Day?

Earth Day was set up to tackle environmental issues such as climate change and pollution.

The event was started by Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin after a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California.

Senator Nelson decided to take action to push back against the destruction of Earth.

Earth Day's website states: "Inspired by the student anti-war movement, Senator Nelson wanted to infuse the energy of student anti-war protests with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution."

Earth Day led to the set up of environmental laws and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Source: The U.S Sun

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