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FROM PDX RETRO ~

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events
worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It
was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth
Day Network
, and celebrated in more than 193 countries each year.

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FROM PDX RETRO ~

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Each year, Earth Day — April 22 — marks the anniversary of what many
consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. It
capitalized on the emerging consciousness, channeling the energy of
the anti-war protest movement and putting environmental concerns
front and center.
The idea came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson,
then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin.

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Senator Gaylord Anton Nelson

 

 

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