Earth Day

Inspired by the devastating Santa Barbara oil spill in 1969, Wisconsin senator Gaylord Nelson organized the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. Over 20 million people participated that first  year; today, more than 500 million people and 175 countries celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day was actually originally conceived by Fred Dutton, Special Assistant to President John F. Kennedy. Dutton favored a top-down approach, while … Continue reading Earth Day