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5 Facts About Earth Day

Earth Day

5 Facts About Earth Day

1. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970.
2. On the first Earth Day, approximately 22 million Americans celebrated clean air, land, and water.
3. Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day while he was working as a US senator.
4. The United Nations officially renamed Earth Day in 2009 as International Mother Earth Day.
5. Earth Day originated in the United States but only became recognized worldwide in 1990.

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History Channel. “Earth Day.” A&E Television Networks. Web Accessed April 21, 2015.
Al Serkal, Mariam M. “UAE Gears Up for Earth Day.” Gulf News, 2014. Web Accessed April 21, 2015.
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