What is Earth Day?



Earth Day is a day that aims to spread awareness and interest in the natural environment of the planet. It was founded by US Senator Gaylord Nelson as an educational environmentalist for the first time on April 22, 1970. While the first Earth Day focus was on the United States, Denis Hayes, who was the local organizer in 1970, founded The Bullit Foundation, And was established in 1990 in 141 countries.

Earth Day is currently organized by Earth Day Network, and is celebrated annually by more than 175 countries. Some of the country is celebrating the Earth Week and celebrates it over a whole week. April 22 represents spring in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the southern hemisphere. World Environment Day, celebrated on 5 June, is still the main environmental event of the United Nations. According to the Wikipedia site.

When US Senator Gaylord Nelson and his assistant Dennis Hayes visited Santa Barbara, California in 1969, they were seized by anger and panic when he saw large amounts of oil polluting Pacific waters near the US coast for several miles. This pollution has a serious impact on the environment and makes the life of fish, birds and aquatic animals impossible.

When they returned to Washington, the senator passed a law on April 22 each year as a national holiday to celebrate the planet.


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