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INTERNATIONAL EARTH DAY

 


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INTERNATIONAL EARTH DAY WAS INITIATED TO MAKE EARTH INHABITANTS AWARE OF THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO CARE FOR THE PLANET. THIS CARE INCLUDES ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES. INTERNATIONAL EARTH DAY WAS FOUNDED BY JOHN MCCONNELL, OF DAVIS CITY, IOWA. IN SEPTEMBER, 1969, HE PROPOSED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF EARTH DAY TO THE SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA BOARD OF SUPERVISORS. AFTER APPROVAL, HE GAINED SUPPORT FROM MANY OTHERS, INCLUDING THEN UN GENERAL SECRETARY, U THANT.

IN 1970, MCCONNELL WROTE AN EARTH DAY PROCLAMATION WHICH WAS ULTIMATELY SIGNED BY UN SECRETARY GENERAL U THANT ON MARCH 21, 1971.

THIS DAY IS ALSO CALLED SUN-EARTH DAY


INTERNATIONAL EARTH DAY IS ALWAYS ON THE VERNAL EQUINOX AND IS DIFFERENT FROM THE U.S. EARTH DAY.



INFORMATION GATHERED FROM HOLIDAYINSIGHT.COM

 

 

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