|Photo by Sonja Sommerfeld/TPWD
Fifty years ago it was simply the vision of Senator Gaylord Nelson, who worked across the aisle with Representative Pete McCloskey, to bring together a range of stakeholders in support of bettering the world we live in.
1970's Earth Day saw Americans in thousands of cities, coast-to-coast, take to the streets to shed light on the pollution, oil spills, habitat loss and extinction of wildlife that threatened their planet. It led, in part, to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and laws that govern natural resources we all enjoy.
This year we may not be able to participate in group activities but we can think of the small things we can do to make every day Earth Day. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
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