Earth Day 2020: About Earth Day

Topic guide about the history of Earth Day and the environmental movement

April 22, 2020 - 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet. The first Earth Day is credited with launching the modern environmental movement, and is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event.

Explore the links in this guide to learn more about the history of Earth Day and the environmental movement.

www.earthday.org 

How the largest environmental movement in history was born (BBC)

Timeline of Environmental Movement and History (PBS)

 

 

Earth Day timeline 1970 - 2020

Earth Day 1970 (CBS News with Walter Cronkite, 9 minutes)

Earth Day 2020: It's Not A Day — It's a Movement (1 minute)

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