Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Earth Day 2011
This Friday, April 22, is Earth Day. This year, Earth Day's theme is A Billion Acts of Green, a people-powered campaign to generate a billion acts of environmental service and advocacy before Rio +20.
The first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed.
Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.