In 1970, the first Earth Day launched a long crusade to protect our beautiful natural resources through such legislation as the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. Forty-five years later, millions of Americans use Earth Day as a way to come together and celebrate the planet—and we have much to celebrate!
On Tuesday, Earth Day, I attended a meeting with John Podesta, Counselor to President Obama, and Paulette Aniskoff from the White House Office of Public Engagement, along with members of the environmental, public health and civil rights communities to talk about the progress of the President’s Climate Action Plan.
This week, people across the world will honor our environment and celebrate Earth Day. The League of Women Voters has long fought battles to protect clean air and water, prevent harmful pollutants that contribute to climate change, and inform the public of what they can do to get involved in the ongoing battle to protect public health and the environment.
Monday, April 22, marks Earth Day, during which people across the world will honor the environment. Each year, Leagues from across the country gather in their local communities to give back and protect the environment.