April 22 is Earth Day, a movement that began in 1970 in the United States, imploring individuals, organizations, businesses, and governments to participate in the development of a healthy, sustainable environment. The first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and thereafter the passage of the 1972 Clean Water Act--a landmark set of strategies that designed water quality standards, compliance monitoring parameters, and enforcement measures for the protection of surface waters.
Earth Day went global in 1990, elevating environmental issues onto the world stage and helping mobilize worldwide support for environmental efforts. As a result, everyone from athletes and artists to trainers and teachers have become environmental activists, committing to green living, promoting environmental visions, concepts and experiences, and inspiring others to become involved. Today, the Earth Day network partners with over 22,000 activists in 192 countries, and empowers the participation of over a billion people in Earth Day activities each year.
Become involved. Commit to the future you want. Echo your voice. Share your vision and support. Visit the Earth Day Network for more information.