Apr 21, 2012
Having witnessed the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, U.S. Senator Gaylor Nelson decided to launch a public awareness movement on air and water pollution to push environmental protection onto the national political agenda. As a result, on April 22, 1970, millions of Americans took to the streets to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment. Thus was born Earth Day. The collection of snapshots reflects the imminent environmental dangers the earth faces.