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** Earth Day **

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*Earth Day* is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are
held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was
first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day
Network,^[1] and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.^[2]

In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, the date proposed was
March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This
day of nature's equipoise was later sanctioned in a Proclamation signed by
Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations. A month later a separate
Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an
environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. Nelson was later
awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award in recognition of his
work.^[3] While this April 22 Earth Day was focused on the United States,
an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national
coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in
141 nations.^[4]^[5] Numerous communities celebrate *Earth Week*, an entire
week of activities focused on environmental issues.

*Contents*

· 1 Results of Earth Day 1970
· 2 Earth Day 1970 in New York City
· 3 Earth Day 1970 in Philadelphia
· 4 Earth Day 20 and Earth Day 1990
· 5 Earth Day 2000
· 6 Subsequent Earth Day events
· 7 The Earth Day name
· 8 Earth Day Network
· 9 Earth Day Canada
· 10 History of the Equinox Earth Day (March 20)
· 11 April


Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day


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