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第一个地球日 (Earth Day) :1970422

我们只有一个地球,所以我们必须要好好的照顾她。这是威斯康星州的盖洛德.奈尔森 (
Gaylord Nelson) 参议员所坚信的理念。他对于保护环境这个重要的议题,没有受到政治人物 或媒体的重视,而感到相当忧心。所以,他在1970422日创立了第一个「地球日」。全国各地约有2千万人参加地球日的活动。这是基层人民意志的发挥,也让国会最后通过空气清净法 (Clean Air Act) ,以及水源清净法 (Clean Water Act) 。为什么地球日得到这么多支持呢?

We only have one earth, so we need to take care of her. That's what Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin believed. He was disturbed that an issue as important as our environment was not addressed in politics or by the media, so he created the first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970. An estimated 20 million people nationwide attended festivities that day. It was a truly astonishing grassroots explosion, leading eventually to national legislation such as the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. Why did Earth Day receive so much support?

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