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Month: April 2015

Happy 45th Anniversary, Earth Day!

Posted on Apr 22, 2015 by Drew Richmond   Comments Off on Happy 45th Anniversary, Earth Day! | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

Each year, Earth Day — April 22 — marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.   The idea came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired [..Read more]