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More than three million gallons of oil spewed, killing over 10, seabirds, dolphins, seals, and sea lions. As a reaction to this natural disaster, activists were mobilized to create environmental regulation, environmental education, and Earth Day.
According to Francis Sarguis, "the conference was sort of like the baptism for the movement. The first Earth Day celebrations took place in two thousand colleges and universities, roughly ten thousand primary and secondary schools, and hundreds of communities across the United States.
More importantly, it "brought 20 million Americans out into the spring sunshine for peaceful demonstrations in favor of environmental reform. Environmental groups have sought to make Earth Day into a day of action to change human behavior and provoke policy changes.
This group agreed to head up the New York City activities within the national movement. Fred Kent took the lead in renting an office and recruiting volunteers.
A giant cheer went up in the office on that day," according to Kristin Hubbard now Kristin Alexandre. In Union SquareNew York Times estimated crowds of up to 20, people at any given time and, perhaps, as many as overover the course of the day.
Earth Day Mobilizing million people in countries and lifting the status of environmental issues onto the world stage, Earth Day activities in gave a huge boost to recycling efforts worldwide and helped pave the way for the United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
Unlike the first Earth Day inthis 20th Anniversary was waged with stronger marketing tools, greater access to television and radio, and multimillion-dollar budgets. Senator Gaylord Nelsonthe original founder of Earth Day, was honorary chairman for both groups.
The two did not combine forces over disagreements about leadership of combined organization and incompatible structures and strategies. Earth Day employed strategies including focus group testing, direct mail fund raising, and email marketing.
Everest many years earlierand marked the first time in history that mountaineers from the United StatesSoviet Unionand China had roped together to climb a mountain, let alone Mt. It charted at number 74 on the Hot Country Songs chart dated May 5, This was the first year that Earth Day used the Internet as its principal organizing tool, and it proved invaluable nationally and internationally.
Kelly Evans, a professional political organizer, served as executive director of the campaign. The event ultimately enlisted more than 5, environmental groups outside the United States, reaching hundreds of millions of people in a record countries.
Building on the momentum created by thousands of community organizers around the world, Earth Day USA coordinated the next five Earth Day celebrations throughincluding the launch of EarthDay. Following the 25th Anniversary inthe coordination baton was handed to Earth Day Network.
As the millennium approached, Hayes agreed to spearhead another campaign, this time focusing on global warming and pushing for clean energy. The April 22 Earth Day in combined the big-picture feistiness of the first Earth Day with the international grassroots activism of Earth Day Our exhibitors form the heart of EarthFair.
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