International Earth Day Is On Spring Equinox
Photo by Ricky Niell
International Earth Day was initiated to make earth inhabitants aware of their responsibility to care for the planet. This care includes environmental and natural resources. International Earth Day was founded by John McConnell, of Davis City, Iowa. In September, 1969, he proposed the establishment of Earth Day to the San Francisco, California Board of Supervisors. After approval, he gained support from many others, including then UN General Secretary, U Thant. See the County Line Magazine and individual town calendars for scheduled Earth Day activities in the Upper East Side of Texas.