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Falcon 4: Behind Mother Nature’s birthday bash 

Earth Day has been celebrated on April 22 since 1970, according to the Library of Congress. Senator Gaylord Nelson promoted Earth Day, calling students to fight for environmental causes. By the twentieth anniversary, more than 200 million people in 141 countries participated in Earth Day celebrations. 
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Inspiration from protestors

Earth Day was inspired from Vietnam War protestors. Senator Nelson noticed people protesting the Vietnam War, but didn’t see pressure on the government about damage caused to the planet by oil spills, pesticides and smog. This lack of pressure caused Senator Nelson to establish Earth Day, according to realsimple.com. 

Chosen day

April 22 was chosen as Earth Day for a reason. Senator Nelson and graduate student Denis Hayes chose April 22 to attract college students who were known for protesting against the war. This date fell between spring break and final exams, according to realsimple.com. 

Creation of the EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established as a result of Earth Day. It was approved by President Nixon, and legislation on clean air, toxic substances and endangered species were passed as a result, too. 

Celebrating Earth Day

Students can celebrate Earth Day with BGSU in many ways. The Office of Campus Sustainability is hosting events throughout the rest of April to increase sustainability on campus. Events include a tree planting service on April 16 and April 18 at 1 p.m., an Eco Fair on April 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a bike tour at the Slippery Elm Trail on April 14 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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