Earth Day Gifts / February 24, 2019 / Gladys Hayden
Approximately 20 million people celebrated the first Earth Day. In America participation was high in schools which ten thousand grade schools and high schools two thousand colleges participating. Amazing numbers considering the event started as a grassroots movement. Government Actions The strength of the Earth Day movement was clear to legislatures. Following Earth Day s success the U.S. government passed laws that targeted cleaner living. In 1970 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was established. The Clean Air Act followed with a focus on reducing air pollution with the Clean Water Act doing likewise for water clean-up in 1972. The U.S. also passed the Endangered Species Act to protect animals from extinction.
He promoted Earth Day to senators governors mayors and college campuses newspaper editors. In November 1969 he formally announced a nationwide environmental teach-in called Earth Day would be held in the spring of 1970. As the event became headline news the public reacted enthusiastically. Nelson first handled Earth Day public relations from his senate office but with the public s overwhelming interest the office moved into its own organization. Founder of Common Cause John Gardner helped with a temporary office and college students helped field the office. Nelson appointed Dennis Hayes as coordinator of activities.
Mother s Day Gifts Greeting Cards mementos and special services as well as sales offers are available internationally following the US tradition of celebrating the day on the 2nd Sunday of May. Suppliers and artists from all over the world whether it be from China or India or Turkey or from US itself target the 2nd Sunday of May as Mother s Day with their products/gifts. This happens because US is one of the biggest markets for consumer goods. Thus for people all around the world celebrating the day becomes convenient due to the huge numbers of gifts etc. available concurrently in the market.