Prepare for Earth Day April 22

April 15, 2015
Kathryn M Kerns
Cover image of What's the difference

April 22 is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day and Cubberley Library has resources for those of you who work with children:

Also check out the Earth Day Network where you can find out more about the history of the day:

"The idea came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, he realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. Senator Nelson announced the idea for a “national teach-in on the environment” to the national media; persuaded Pete McCloskey, a conservation-minded Republican Congressman, to serve as his co-chair; and recruited Denis Hayes as national coordinator. Hayes built a national staff of 85 to promote events across the land."

Author

Kathryn M Kerns

Head of Cubberley Education Library
Curator for Education Resources