Earth Day

Twenty-seven years prior to 2016, at the UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, the well-known peace activist John McConnell suggested a single day be set aside to admire Mother Earth and the idea of peace. One year later on the first day of spring, March 21, 1970, the first Earth Day was celebrated. And this year, more than a quarter century later, the Paris Agreement will be signed by the United States and more than 120 other countries fulfilling the requirement of the drafted climate protection treaty embraced by the 195 nations represented at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Read more: How to celebrate Earth Day in Indianapolis

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