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USA: EARTH DAY, 2012

Presidential Proclamation

Press Release
April 20, 2012

On April 22, 1970, millions of Americans came together to celebrate the first Earth Day. Students, teachers, activists, elected officials, and countless others challenged our Nation to confront our most urgent environmental issues and rallied around a single message: the success of future generations depends upon how we act today. As we commemorate Earth Day this year, we reflect on the challenges that remain before us and recommit to the spirit of togetherness and shared responsibility that galvanized a movement 42 years ago.

America rose to meet the call to action in the months and years that followed the first Earth Day. We passed the Clean Air, Clean Water, Endangered Species, and Marine Mammal Protection Acts; founded the Environmental Protection Agency; and ignited a spirit of stewardship that has driven progress for over four decades....


Source: Presidential Proclamation -- Earth Day
Author: The White House - Office of the Press Secretary

Link: 15 agricultural innovations protecting the environment on Earth Day
Link: Celebrating Earth with Non-Violence
Link: Dalai Lama: Take Care of Our Home
Link: Earth Day 2012: The Best and Worst Pronouncements
Link: Make Earth Day count and start doing things to help all year long

Date: 2012-04-25

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