Earth Day Timeline
By Z'Niyah Wilson
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Environmental advocacy group Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) founded.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency established by President Richard Nixon so they can protect human health and safeguard the natural environment
Environmental activist organization Greenpeace founded.
Congress passes the Endangered Species Act to protect animals and their ecosystems.
After leaving the Senate, Nelson becomes a counselor for The Wilderness Society, an environmental group.
The 20th anniversary Earth Day celebrations go global
Gaylord Nelson receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom in order of his environmental work.
Hundreds of millions of people in 184 countries celebrate the 30th anniversary of Earth Day, with a focus on “clean energy.”
Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson dies at age 89.
Capacity crowds attend Green Apple Festival Earth Day events in New York City, San Francisco and Chicago.
In honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day a Climate Rally and Concert was held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
July 3, 2005
Schools should clean up the environment around them on earth day.
There should be a grand parade on earth day.
More environmental agencies should come up and help.
We should encourage other countries to participate in Earth Day more.
We should use more alternatives to fossil fuels.
Cars that run off electricity should be more popular.