Earth Day Celebrations in World's Botanic Gardens
20 April 2006
Since the first Earth Day in 1970 people around the world have sought to celebrate the planet through a variety of individual and community activities. But Earth Day is about more than observing the beauty and vitality of nature; it is also about renewing your commitment to saving our living planet.
Earth Day was started in the US in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson who felt that there was a lack of political support for environmental issues that the people were concerned about. He announced the first Earth Day as "a nationwide grassroots demonstration on behalf of the environment", and invited everyone to participate. And they did! Over 20 million people responded that first year. Now it has spread worldwide with all kinds of environmental groups spreading eco-messages.
Botanic Gardens are taking part in a multitude of ways around the world - here are a few examples of what's happening this April 22nd:
Simple Ways You Can Help Protect the Environment
17 July 2014
16 July 2014
16 July 2014
1 July 2014
The Contribution of Botanical Gardens to Ecological Restoration and Restoring Natural Capital, Public Symposium, 16th July 2014, Missouri Botanical Garden
23 June 2014
Earth Day Guide to Planet Repair
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