The History of Earth Day in Seven Minutes: Adam Rome on To The Point
The first Earth day took place on April 22, 1970. It was marked by more than twelve thousand events across the country with more than thirty-five thousand speakers, including some two-thirds of the members of Congress. Millions participated.
The first Earth Day was a remarkable success, both as a popular event and in terms of environmental legislation. It led to the Clean Air Act of 1970, the Clean Water Act of 1972, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and to the creation of the Environmental Protect