Earth Day was a unified response to an environment in crisis — oil spills, smog, rivers so polluted they literally caught fire.
On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet.
The first Earth Day is credited with launching the modern environmental movement, and is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event.
Have things changed much in the intervening 50 years?
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I first came across this poem on a poster on the inside of a toilet door at a children's centre where we used to go to a toy library - funny what things you remember from years ago.