“It is estimated that more than 20 million people across America celebrated the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, according to National Geographic. The fact that environmental issues were not on the agenda in the 1960s irritated many people, including Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin. In the late 1960s, Senator Nelson thought about organizing a pro-environment protest like the anti-war protests that were taking place, and he recruited Denis Hayes, an activist, to organize it. The protest occurred on April 22, and more people started to pay attention to environmental issues, which resulted in the founding of the Environmental …
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