Did you know that Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970. I will reuse reduce, and recycle by throwing plastic and glass bottles in they recycle bin and not always use stuff and just throw them away and build up more trash instead i could recycle them and maybe a company could turn a plastic bottle into something else that would be useful. Gaylord Nelson once discovered that people weren't caring for the environment and were just cutting down trees. Nelson mentioned it had been troubling him for several years. Nelson spoke to 25 other states about the how the environment is so important, but politicians would still not listen to his ideas. The idea of Earth Day came upon Nelson. Many companies are trying to encourage all of the employs to use less paper. A cool fact is that more than 20,000,000 people attended the first Earth Day event.