EARTH DAY PROCLAMATION


by

John McConnell


History of the EARTH DAY PROCLAMATION



The EARTH DAY PROCLAMATION was written by John McConnell on June 21, 1970, following by 3 months the first Earth Day celebrated in San Francisco on March 21, 1970. McConnell wrote the Proclamation in one session from beginning to end without any editing. Eventually 36 world leaders signed it. Gorbachev, former President of the former U.S.S.R., was the 36th and last signer of the Earth Day Proclamation, in 2000. The original is now deposited at Swarthmore College, Swarthmore PA as part of its Swarthmore College Peace Collection: John McConnell Papers, 1950-2012.


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