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Timeline of history of environmentalism

This timeline is a listing of events that have shaped humanity’s perspective on the environment . This timeline includes human induced disasters, which have had a positive influence, and environmental legislation . (more…)

Sun Day

Sun Day (May 3, 1978) was designated by United States President Jimmy Carter , specifically devoted to advocacy for solar power , [1] following a resolution by Congress, HJRes. 715 becoming Pub.L. 95-253 [2] It was modeled on the highly successful Earth Day of April 22, 1970. It was the idea of Denis Hayes , who also coordinated Earth Day in 1970. [3] (more…)

Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

The sinking of the Rainbow Warrior , codenamed Operation Satanic , [1] was a bombing operation by the “action” branch of the French foreign intelligence services , the Directorate General of External Security ( DGSE ), carried out on July 10, 1985. During The operation, two operatives sank the flagship of the Greenpeace fleet, the Rainbow Warrior in the port of Auckland , New Zealand on a way to a protest against a planned French nuclear test in Moruroa .Fernando Pereira , a photographer, drowned on the sinking ship. (more…)

Project Survival


Project Survival , an early environmentalism-awareness education event, was held at Northwestern University on January 23, 1970. Project Survival’s Scope by Northwestern Students for a Better Environment (NSBE) pollutants on Lake Michigan in 1969, and an initiative was created to educate the public on topics and problems with climate change. The group stated that similar project Survival would sweep across campuses throughout the nation. [1] The event was the first of several held at the United States in the lead-up to the first Earth Day . (more…)

Johnny Horizon

Johnny Horizon was a mascot used by the Bureau of Land Management in the United States in the 1970s primarily for its anti- litter campaign. (more…)

Fundi (politics)

Fundis is short for fundamentalists . The term was used for a faction within the German Green Party . The faction was formed in conflict with the Realo-faction within their party. The term has also been applied to similar conflicts. (more…)

Expo ’74

Expo ’74 was the first environmentally themed world’s fair . It was held in Spokane , Washington, United States and ran from 4 May to 3 November 1974. The heart of the park is located on Canada Island, Havermale Island, and the adjacent Spokane River in the center of the city. With the exception of two pavilions, all of the buildings were modular structures assembled on the site. The fair had 5.2 million visitors and was considered a success, nearly breaking even, revitalizing the blighted urban core, and pumping an estimated $ 150 million into the local economy and surrounding region. (more…)


Earthrise is a photograph of the Earth and parts of the Moon’s surface taken from lunar orbit by astronaut Bill Anders in 1968, during the Apollo 8 mission. Nature photographer Galen Rowell declared it “the most influential environmental photograph ever taken”.[1] This had been preceded by the crude 1966 black-and-white raster earthrise image taken by the Lunar Orbiter 1 robotic probe. (more…)

Earth Day

Earth Day is an annual event held on April 22. Worldwide , various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection . First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries [1] are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. [2] (more…)