The Earth Needs Help
- Imagine a world without trees. What if the rain forests, and all of the exotic plants and colorful animals that call it home, suddenly did not exist? In 1962, Gaylord Nelson decided something needed to be done to protect the environment. The work that he began led to what we now know as Earth Day.
How Earth Day Started
They went out on a Five-Day journey through 11 states giving speeches. Nothing went well, but Nelson would not give up. He went to over 25 states giving speeches on why the environment is important. Many people started to catch what he was trying to say and went along with him. As he did more this began to become one of the most important things in the world today, so they named this day(March 21, 1971) it was declared Earth Day!