The Historyof Earth Day
Earth Day Timeline
Rachel Carson publishes "Silent Spring" to bring awareness towards the potential dangers of pesticide
Senator Nelson accompanies President JFK to raise awareness about the environment.
Chemical waste is released into Cleveland's Cuyahoga River causing it to catch fire.
Also, inspired by "teach ins" in Vietnam, Senator Nelson founded the idea of Earth Day.
April 22nd- 20 million participated in Earth Day Day activities.
Also, the Environmental Advocacy group Natural Resources Defense Council was founded. In December President Richard Nixon established the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental activist organization Greenpeace was founded.
Congress passes the Clean Water Act, which limits pollutants in rivers, lakes and streams