Infographic: A look back at Earth Day

April 21, 2017

A devastating oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara, California, inspired Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson to create the first Earth Day in 1970. Twenty million Americans participated in events as Nelson and other conservationists noted that "every environmental problem is a population problem."

With Earth Day 2017 set for Saturday, the infographic below from H&R Block reflects on the event’s history and how green-related changes can make a significant financial impact.


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