This Day in History

The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, marking the birth of the modern environmental movement. Inspired by a desire to foster a sustainable relationship between humanity and the planet, millions of Americans took part in rallies, demonstrations, and educational initiatives across the country. This groundbreaking day helped spur action that led to significant environmental legislation and raised awareness about the urgent need to protect our planet, a cause that continues to inspire global participation and activism.