An overview of Earth Day, 1970

Earth Day 1970--Mass Movement Begins

April 22, 1970, was the nation's first Earth Day. First proposed by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1969, Earth Day was intended to raise environmental consciousness through rallies, symposiums, and discussions on college campuses and in cities across the country. This issue of Gaylord Nelson's Newsletter provides an overview of activities that occured on the first Earth Day.

Related Topics: Wisconsin's Response to 20th-century change
The Modern Environmental Movement
Creator: Nelson, Gaylord
Pub Data: The Gaylord Nelson Newsletter. Washington, D.C.: G. Nelson, 1970. (E838 N4 oversize)
Citation: "Earth Day 1970--Mass Movement Begins." The Gaylord Nelson Newsletter (Washington, D.C.: G. Nelson, 1970); Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 6/18/2021