Saturday, March 5, 2011

April 22 2011 ~ Earth Day

Coming up is Earth Day, quite a big deal these days, but in 1970 [April 22, 1970 to be exact], it was virtually ignored. It was an environmental teach-in sponsored by then Wisconsin Democratic Senator Gaylord Nelson who died in 2005. Not only did he launch the first Earth Day, but he was the first senator to call for hearings in Congress on the safety of birth control pills which eventually led to the presence of side-effect inserts in packaging.

Earth Day falls in the Spring welcoming longer and longer days.

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