6 Indigenous Struggles We Need to Discuss This Earth Day

by Yvette Montoya

When I was a kid, Earth Day was a time when the school gathered everyone together to talk about the importance of things like recycling, water conservation, littering, and being as green as possible. The very first Earth day was on April 22, 1970 and was created by Senator Gaylord Nelson after he saw the destructive effects of the 1969 oil spills in Santa Barbara. It has since become a national day that focuses on teaching the public about the environment. It led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and contributed to the passage of the Water...

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