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This artifact is 271/2 inches high and 22 inches wide and is made of paper. 

 It was produced by the Earth Week Committee of Philadelphia Pa. 

The poster celebrates the first Earth Week, April 16-22 1970 and was donated by David Collingwood


This year celebrates the 51st anniversary of Earth Day that began in the Unites States. The first Earth Day was celebrated on March 21, 1970. In1972 the date was altered and for the past 47 years has been celebrated on April 22. In some places it is celebrated throughout the week. Earth Day was designed to bring attention and demonstrate support for environmental protection. Earth Day is now an annual event celebrated around the world in more than 193 countries.