Today marks a very important day for everyone on the planet, it’s Earth Day!
Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 each year.
It started in 1970 after the idea was prorposed by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson as a way to educate the country about the environment.
1970 is also the year congress created the Environmental Protection Agency and passed the Clean Air Act.
In 1995 Senator Nelson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his role as Earth Day Founder and his work on other environmental issues.