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EARTH DAY

Did you know that the very first Earth Day was on April, 22, 1970?  It is now 2021 and the Earth Day holiday is 51 years old! The mission of this holiday was to educate the public about environmental issues and to force these issues onto a national agenda. In 1962, Rachel Carson’s best seller Silent Spring brought attention to the dangers of pesticide use and in  1969, a fire on the Cuyahog River near Cleveland brought chemical waste disposal to the forefront. Before that time there was no such thing as the EPA, no Clean Air or Water act, and no legal or regulatory protections in place for our environment.  Thanks to Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson,  who was one...

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