April 22 is Earth Day in 180 countries around the globe | National Union of Public and General Employees

April 22 is Earth Day in 180 countries around the globe

NUPGE urges everyone to mark the occasion by advocating action on climate change

 

Ottawa (22 April 2008) - Today is Earth Day world wide. On this day in 180 countries around the globe millions of people are celebrating the birth of the modern environmental movement.

The occasion dates back to 1970, when industries belched smoke without restraint and environmental pollution was still widely regarded as a byproduct of prosperity. Beginning that year the global movement to protect the earth and to raise awareness of issues such as air and water pollution had its beginnings.

This year, the 340,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is encouraging Canadians to mark the occasion by advocating for government action on climate change.

NUPGE recently published a leaflet outlining a series of effective measures to help in the battle to avert catastrophic climate change. It is entitled Top 5 Ways to Get Government to Confront the Climate Crisis.

Please download this booklet for your own use, and while you are at it please consider sending a copy to your municipal councillor, member of Parliament or provincial legislature representative. NUPGE

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The history of Earth Day
 

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