Earth Day: where do I start?

Start on this page to discover the story of Earth Day.

  1. Earth Day: an introduction
  2. Modest beginnings: Nelson's idea on a plane
  3. A proposal reprinted across the country
  4. Choosing not to be in charge
  5. A diverse coalition of supporters
  6. Organizing at the grassroots
  7. April 22, 1970
  8. "The wrong kind of pollution": Earth Day critics
  9. The living tradition of Earth Day