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Earth Day Presentation

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History of Earth Day

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Earth Day Presentation

  1. 1. Earth Day Bakhtiyor Mukhammadiev, United States Embassy
  2. 2. Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment.
  3. 3. Prior to-Earth Day, April 22, 1970 Lost City. Los Angeles in the 1940s and 1950s. Pollution damaged crops In 1969, Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River caught fire and burned for about twenty minutes. Pollution damaged human lungs Massive fish kill on Lake Erie
  4. 4. Earth Day idea…! Earth Day was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. Nelson had conceived the idea for Earth Day following his trip to Santa Barbara right after the horrific oil spill of the coast in 1969. Gaylord Nelson United States Senator Nelson favored a decentralized, grassroots level effort in which each community shaped their action around local concerns. Oil spill from Union Oil Co. platform stationed 6 miles off the coast, January 29, 1969
  5. 5. April 22, 1970 - the first Earth Day On April 22, 1970, Earth Day marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement. Approximately 20 million Americans participated. Bikes at NC's first Earth Day Earth Day 1970, April 21-22, 1970.
  6. 6. President Richard M. Nixon signs the Clean Air Act on Dec. 31, 1970.
  7. 7. 1990, 1991, 1992…2010, 2011, 2012… Earth Day goes Global! France China Uzbekistan Indonesia Shakira Earth Day Concert in Germany ! Brazil Africa for Earth Day! India

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