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Arbor Day and Earth Day
17. The first Arbor Day took place in April 1872 in Nebraska. When Julius Sterling Morton, a Nebraska journalist and politician, became a member of Nebraska’s state board of agriculture, he suggested (SET) a special day dedicated to tree planting.
18. He said that it (HELP) people to understand the increasing importance of trees.
19. Nebraska’s first Arbor Day was an amazing success. More than one million trees (PLANT).
20. On April 22, 1970, Arbor Day activities were modified to emphasize the critical importance of the environment. It was a time when cities were buried under their own smog and polluted rivers (CATCH) fire.
21. Earth Day was created to remind people of (THEY ) responsibility to protect the planet.
22. Now Earth Day (CELEBRATE) annually around the globe.
23. What started as a day of national environmental recognition (DEVELOP) today into a worldwide campaign to protect our global environment.