What is Earth Day?
Earth Day began officially on April 22nd, 1970, when Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson proposed the first nationwide environmental protest. 20 million Americans gathered and organized from coast to coast, to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment. For more detailed information, please visit www.earthday.net
Earth Day continues to be celebrated on April 22nd, although many groups now organize events on the following weekend. To learn more about other Earth Day events in New York City, click here.
Source: Earth Day New York