Y! Green - Earth Day was founded in 1970 by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, but only after several years in the planning. Frustrated that the environment was a “non-issue” in politics in the 1960s, Senator Nelson went to Washington, D.C., and presented an idea that the Attorney General Robert Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy both liked. What ensued from that meeting was a “five-day, 11-state conservation tour in September 1963

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