Earth Day 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of campaign

On this April 22nd, 2010, the world is celebrating Earth Day and its 40th year of campaigning for the environment.

Earth Day is, in fact, more than just another environmental campaign. It is an environmental protest that calls for all people throughout the globe to take action.

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Earth Day’s story makes it historic.

On this day, 40 years ago, the American Gaylord Nelson funded the movement as an “environmental demonstration“.

At first, the Americans were the ones to care the most about this day. However, today, an article in The Telegraph announced “organisers hope about 1.5 billion people will undertake more than 31 billion ‘acts of green’ organised by 19,000 organisations in 190 countries”.

Mr Nelson died in 2005, but 5 years later his activism lives on and has propagated.

A call to take action for the environment.

There are a number of ways people can take actions to take part in the campaign. They are listed on the homepage of the Earth Day 2010’s website.

But newspapers also now advise how you can help. Read today’s article in The Huffington Post for The Best ways to Get involved.

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