Since 1970, April 22nd has been observed as Earth Day in celebration of birth of the movement to protect the environment. Before that date only small voices were raised here and there against the damages of pollution caused by humans. Air and water pollution were accepted facts of life. Silent Spring, a book by Rachel Carson in 1962 could be considered the first direct and effective wake up call in this field. In this book, she reveals the water and soil pollution, and subsequent destruction of species of birds and our world without their songs.
The idea to dedicate a day as Earth Day was first suggested in 1969 by Gaylord Nelson, a Senator from Wisconsin, after a major oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. This movement has been active ever since and recently due to climate change has gained more attention and urgency.
We at Vafa, salute environment protection dedicates and their hard work, and announce our cooperation and fellowship in achieving their goals.