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By Debbie Hansen
Parks and Recreation Dept. 

Notes from Town Square: Earth Day's global significance


Earth Day is the day designated to appreciate the earth’s environment and create awareness of the issues that threaten it. Earth Day originated on April 22, 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin. The first Earth Day celebration was inspired by the devastation in Santa Barbra due to a massive oil spill. This celebration was shared by 20 million Americans that day. Every year since April 22, 1970, Earth Day celebrations have grown. The Earth Day organized by Denis Hayes in 1990, went global. More than 200 million people in 141 countries participated.

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