What is Earth Day about?

This week, the Inquisitive Iguanas researched the meaning of Earth Day. Earth Day is a holiday celebrating environmentalism and nature. The first Earth Day was created in 1970 to bring attention to environmental problems like pollution, acid rain, and the extinction of endangered animals. As a response to the issues raised at Earth Day, some laws like the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act were passed. Since then, Earth Day has been a national holiday celebrated on April 22nd of every year. People use this day to celebrate the Earth and also to raise awareness of environmental problems.

Here are our Internet sources about the meaning of Earth Day:
Earth Day for Kids, Wikipedia: Earth Day, What Is Earth Day?, and About Earth Day.

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