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Earth Day 2013

 

Welcome to the GoodSpeaks Earth Day portal!

 

Below you will find a link to our interactive map where you will be able to search for various Earth Day events in your area.  Simply browse through the map, locate an event pin, and click on it to learn more.  

 

If you are an organization or an individual and would like to have us add an event to the map, please e-mail your information to Michael Mikulewicz.  Let’s celebrate Earth Day together!

 

To find even more Earth Day Events, check out the fantastic Get Out! campaign of the Sierra Club!  Click here to learn more.

 

An excerpt from the original broadcast of CBS News Special Report with Walter Cronkite about the first Earth Day, 1970. Also known as Earth Week 1970, care of http://earthweek1970.org.

 

Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970, after an incredible effort by Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, who had witnessed the catastrophic effects of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill.  Through a broad, bipartisan coalition, Nelson was able to mobilize 20 million Americans on that beautiful spring day in 1970.  The first Earth Day would result in the founding of the EPA and the adoption of crucial, pioneering environmental legislation in the United States.

 

Today, the celebrations of Earth Day are coordinated globally by Earth Day Network, an organization spearheaded by Denis Hayes, the man who collaborated with Senator Nelson in launching the initiative over 40 years ago.  Every year, Earth Day Network mobilizes hundreds of millions of people in most countries on the planet. 

 

In 2009, the United Nations proclaimed April 22 International Mother Earth Day.