A national day of ecology and conservation.
Earth Day was declared in 1970, after several late 1960s environmental disasters and awakenings. This link introduces you to an environmental congressman Gaylord Nelson who made it all happen.
After reading the piece/bio, answer these questions:
1. What had Congressman Nelson done before Earth Day?
2. What party is he with, and do his priorities go along with his party affiliation?
3. What kind of impact did Earth Day have?