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5 Actionable Things to Do On Earth Day 2019

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For nearly 50 years, every April 22, people all over the world have observed Earth Day. The annual holiday is coming up on Monday, April 22, 2019, and considering the current climate crisis, everyone who has the ability to something positive for the planet on Earth Day this year, should.

On April 22, 1970, 20 million concerned citizens across the U.S. participated in the very first Earth Day, organized by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson. People rallied and protested, demanding support from politicians to prioritize the protection of the environment. (Sound familiar?) According to Earth Day Network, both Republican and Democratic politicians showed support of that first Earth Day, launching a new wave of activism. In fact, just a few months later, President Richard Nixon proposed the creation of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and it was signed into law by the end of 1970.