Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, when events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. April 22, 2015 marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day.

The idea came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Thus the Earth Day began in 1970, when 20 million people across the United States gathered for increased protection of the environment and a revolution began.

Celebrated for the first time in 1970, it is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.

It’s a day to realize what a gift planet Earth is. So take the lead and return the favor to Mother Earth. Leave a viable planet for the generations to come.

In his message on International Mother Earth Day, 22 April 2015, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed , “Today, on More >

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