Friday, April 22, 2011
Earth Day 2011
April 22nd: Earth day
The date has not been randomly chosen: every April 22nd, it is the International Earth day.
Invented by the American Senator Gaylord Nelson and originally intended to mobilize people on environmental actions, this event occurred for the first time on April 22nd, 1970. Primarily, students mobilized local communities on environmental projects.
Today, the Earth day is the most popular and biggest amongst other similar events in the world. It is celebrated in 184 participating countries by more than 500 million people.