The first Earth Day was taken part in my millions of people nation-wide.
The Natural Resource Defense Council environmental protection group was founded.
The Greenpeace environmental activist group was founded.
Clean Water Act
Congress passes the Clean Water Act limiting pollutants in bodies of water.
Endangered Species Act
Congress passed the Endangered Species Act that protects their animals and their ecosystem.
Leaving the Senate
Gaylord Nelson lost his race for a 4th term in office, so he became a counselor for an enviornmental group.
Earth Day's 20th anniversary was celebrated in over 140 countries.
Gaylord Nelson received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his environmental work
Where have we gotten?
The U.S. environmental protection agency was established by Nixon.