Today is the 39th celebration of Earth Day, celebrated in the U.S. each April 22 since 1970. Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin called for an environmental teach-in, or Earth Day, to be held on April 22, 1970. In that same year, the Environmental Protection Agency was formed to consolidate federal research, monitoring, and enforcement. About 20 million people celebrated that first Earth Day.
How is your compliance program addressing sustainability?
- Boston.com’s Earth Day page – A guide to events and resources around Boston
- Earth Day New York
- EarthDay.gov – A cooperative effort across the U.S. government
- EPA’s Earth Day
- Earth Day: What It Meant – Senator Nelson reflecting back on the origins of the day.
Image is from NASA (part of the public domain) and is available on Wikimedia: Earth Western Hemisphere white background.jpg