From Where We Are

Root Source: Earth Day

It’s Earth Day’s 50th anniversary. But how did it get started?

In 1970, a senator from Wisconsin decided to harness the country’s growing frustration over pollution and turn it into something positive. He envisioned a day where people could celebrate the environment, and think of ways to protect it for generations to come. Fifty years later, while people celebrate Earth Day indoors, it’s a reminder to create a healthier planet before it’s too late.