KYW Newsradio 1060 – April has become the month when we show the planet proof of our love and devotion by cleaning up our rooms, as it were, with events all over the Philly metro area on and around April 22, aka Earth Day. Earth Day launched in 1970, the same day President Richard Nixon established the Environmental Protection Agency. Happy 49th, EPA! This year begins the countdown to the half-century celebration in 2020. The Earth Day Network calls itself the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 75,000 partners in almost 200 countries to build environmental democracy. It aims to get even more concerned citizens involved by notching 3 billion “acts of green” by Earth Day’s 50th anniversary next year.