By Patrick and Anthony
A Brief History of Earth Day
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Senator Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin, founded Earth Day in the United States.
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A UNESCO (a division of the United Nations) conference in 1969 decided that the first Earth Day would be on March 21st, 1970. The U.S decided that their first Earth Day would be on April 22, 1970. This finally became the international date for Earth Day.
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People do crazy things on Earth Day. On the first one, in New York City, the mayor shut down Fifth Avenue for use and held an Earth Day Celebration in Central Park.
In China in 2012, more than 100,000 people rode their bikes in order to reduce CO2 emissions.
And in Afghanistan in 2011, people planted 28 million trees.
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