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How Did Westmoreland Earth Day Begin?
In 2002, a group of environmental organizations gathered
to create an event that would engage the surrounding community in
their many activities. The result was Westmoreland Earth Day, a
family-focused event now in its fifteenth year.
Westmoreland Earth Day brings together organizations
and companies to demonstrate and share information
and activities with the community. These exhibitors are
representatives of non-profit groups, state and federal
organizations and local businesses all working to protect,
restore and enhance the environment in your area!
What is the History of Earth Day?
The first official Earth Day Celebration took place on April 22nd, 1970 and an estimated 20 million people participate nationwide. Performances, speeches, rallies, marches, and parades happened in various cities around the country. Former US Senator, Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin is credited with being the founder of Earth Day.
Each year since the initial day of celebration in 1970,
Earth Day has been officially recognized on April 22nd.