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April 22, 2019
“In nature, nothing exists alone.”
— Rachel Carson, 1962
In spring 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day as a way to force this issue onto the national agenda. Twenty million Americans demonstrated in different U.S. cities, and it worked! In December 1970, Congress authorized the creation of a new federal agency to tackle environmental issues, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Check out The Stranger’s list of Earth Day events here!