On the first Earth Day, 50 years ago in 1970, it is estimated that 20 million people across America took to the streets in the name of the environment. Driven by the mass mobilization, in five years Congress had created some of the environmental laws most important to date: the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency (1970), the Clean Air Act (1970), the Clean Water Act (1972), the Law Marine Mammal Protection (1972), and the Safe Drinking Water Act (1974).
From this initiative, initial, the impetus behind the conservation of the environment has decreased and fluid, but each year has brought victories to environmental, both locally and globally.
We have reached 50 environmental achievements, one for each year since the first Earth Day, to reflect on the progress made and the ground for cover.
To commemorate the anniversary of this year, the highlight is the climate movement led by young people led by Greta Thunberg, 17 years old, and other young leaders from around the world. Thunberg has highlighted a global movement led by young people, but was in motion before she came on the scene.
On this occasion, marking 50 years of defense to protect the earth in a special day, let us remember that all our efforts have accomplished.