Celebrate Our Planet | Earth Day 2015
April 22, 2015 marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, and Earth Day Texas has planned a celebration as large as the lone-star state. The festivities begin out at Fair Park this Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26. With an expected attendance of 70,000, this is a three-day festival you don’t want to miss. The star of the party is the Eco Expo where the 800+ exhibitors will be promoting green achievements and educating Texans on better utilization of available resources and eco-friendly products as well as informing them about local environmental organizations they can join. The goal is to teach attendees how take environmental action. For more details on Earth Day Texas 2015 CLICK HERE.
Earth Day: A History
Planet Earth has been around for billions of years, but the idea of protecting this precious resource is a new phenomenon. The first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970 and led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts. Earth Day founder, U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson (WI) found himself with grin stretched across his face. “It was a gamble,” he recalled, “but it worked.”
Earth Day has since grow into an international event and is considered one of the major factors that lifted environmental issues onto the global stage. In the 1990’s, Earth Day efforts mobilized more than 200 million people in 141 countries and brought the world together for the first United Nations Earth Summit in 1992.