Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22.
The first Earth Day celebration was in 1970, and was organized by the United States Senator from Wisconsin named Gaylord Nelson to bring political attention to all Americans about how the earth was being neglected by trash and waste of water, electricity and natural resources, like gas. He noticed that there was a lot of pollution and waste in the United States, and believed that if enough people wanted to change the bad habits of turning the Earth into a garbage pile and making all the water dirty, then they could do it one person at a time. Now Earth Day is celebrated all over the world by many countries.
Find out more about the history of Earth Day, including videos, interesting articles
, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com.http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/earth-day
EARTH DAY for kids from DLTK
[Poems and Songs]
Can I do something to help the planet on Earth Day?
Of course you can! Everything you do to help the planet counts, whether you walk to school or help to clean up litter from your neighborhood park! The most important thing to remember is that Earth Day should be every day!