The First Earth Day

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  • The First Earth Day
  • The 1970s was a decade that actively addressed growing environmental issues in the US. April 22, 1970 marked the first Earth Day, on which thousands of communities, public schools, and universities hosted environmental awareness activities and brought up the problems that the earth was facing at that time. The Earth Day celebration continues still today.
  • 1970s
  • The earth is getting really polluted, and I don't want my kids to grow up in it!
  • We should create a holiday to celebrate Earth and raise awareness about all the problems!
  • 1970s
  • I'm walking to work instead of driving, to save the air from the gross emissions my car makes!
  • Happy Earth Day!
  • One problem spotlighted in 1970 was pollution.
  • 1970s
  • Today's Lesson: The growth of toxic wastes
  • Now class, who can tell me some toxic wastes to be aware of?
  • Another spotlighted problem was the growth of toxic waste.
  • 1970s
  • We are planting trees all over campus to give off plenty of oxygen!
  • The third problem spotlighted in 1970 was the earth's dwindling resources.
  • 2000s
  • Ok, everyone! for Earth Day, we'll be doing some beach clean-up!
  • Today, we still spotlight some similar problems, as well as others.
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