The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
In celebration of Earth Day, North County Recreation District will hold a two day Eco-Fair, Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 from 10 am to 4 pm. The event will feature speakers, films, educational displays, tables, community arts and more.