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By Magdalena Natalia Zalewski

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Kultur und Landeskunde, notice: 1,7, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Amerika Institut), Veranstaltung: American Environmental background, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Earth Day, a narrative of luck: Progresses and Backstrokes of
American Environmentalism over the past 40 Years

1. Introduction

Everybody has heard of Earth Day at least one time in a lifetime.Earth Day has been celebrated for the 1st time on April 22, 1970 within the entire United States.It used to be the most important demonstration that are supposed to ever occur during this kingdom. Twenty million humans, from coast to coast,
gathered in towns round the state to talk up for nature and to make environmentalism a political issue.
Today Earth Day is solemnized in over a hundred seventy five nations world wide; a few neighborhood groups even commit themselves to the environmental solid all through an extended interval, in a so-calledEarth Week or Earth Month round April 22.This yr Earth Day has celebrated its fortieth anniversary, yet what has replaced inside of those 4 many years? Did Earth Day and the belief at the back of it accomplish its ambitions, is the activity to treatment the condition of the environment performed or did it fail?Which environmental demanding situations did humans face within the Nineteen Seventies and which
challenges can we face at the present time? those questions aren't simply answered.
The founding father of Earth Day, Gaylord Nelson had the ideology to motivate knowledge and appreciation for the earth’s average setting between humans. it's yes that Nelson didn't invent environmentalism; the environmental stream had its precursor within the conservation
movement. specially due to the fact ecologists like Aldo Leopold or Rachel Carson had set the benchmark for ecology and environmentalism with their literature earlier.
Nevertheless, Senator Gaylord Nelson used to be the 1st flesh presser who realizedthat environmentalism was once the main pressing activity of the 20 th century. it's a incontrovertible fact that environmentalism won credence on the sunrise of the Seventies environmentalism used to be now not missed, yet absolutely revered by means of public, media and coverage. when you consider that then the U.S.Congress omitted thirty environmental legislation and tested places of work, yet is apparent laws enough?
“Think Globally. Act Locally.“ has been the Earth Day motto ever due to the fact that, yet certainly it really is difficult tomanage to dwell this fashion, to behave in the neighborhood for earth’s and nature’s sake.Undeniably, it is very important remodel our society right into a sustainable society, yet to start with it will be important to appreciate the constitution of intake within the Western international, in particular the united states lot of alterations can be essential to strike a brand new direction for environmentalism, for real and deep ecology.


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