It’s time for our second question! We had some great responses to the first one, which was about water conservation (scroll down the page to read answers from followers!). For our second question, we’d like to ask:
In your opinion..
what is one [nonprofit/charity/sustainability/environmental awareness] organization that is really successful in either bringing attention to, or helping the environment?
This can be a company or charity, global or local..anything you want! Your submissions will also be considered so that we may feature one or more organizations in the near future!
What do you think?
Ideas for Earth Day began being formulated in 1962.
In September 1963, President Kennedy went on a eleven-state conservation tour, to put environmental concerns at the focus of the general American population.
By September 1969, U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson announced that there would be a national demonstration, “on behalf of the environment,” the following spring.
As Nelson states, “The response was electric.” Over 20 million American citizens eagerly participated, in large cities like New York and Philadelphia, as well as colleges and universities nationwide.
No matter what specific cause they were most passionate about, these millions of people realized that they were all striving towards the same goal: protecting and preserving our environment.
Below is an image of a famous poster created for the first Earth Day, taken from Walt Kelly’s Pogo comic strip:
"How the First Earth Day Came About." Envirolink: The Online Environmental Community. Envirolink: n.d. Web. 21 April 2011.