The modern environmental movement began on April 22, 1970 thanks to the efforts of a Wisconsin senator named Gaylord Nelson. For on that day, Sen. Nelson proposed that Americans throughout the country be given a voice to speak out against the seemingly unchecked environmental damage being inflicted upon the nation’s natural resources as a result of rampant industrialization and population growth. Over 20 million people responded, garnering the attention of other members of Congress who, up to that point, had largely ignored Sen. Nelson’s pleas for environmental action.
That day became known as Earth Day.
Earth Day has since provided countless people around the world with the inspiration to become advocates for the planet. Indeed, one of Earth Day’s most endearing outcomes in the 45+ years since its origin has been that we can all make a difference, no matter how insignificant that action may seem, because every little bit helps.
The Coalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA) proudly supports environmentally-responsible construction projects throughout Los Angeles that not only have a positive impact on the local community, but support LA’s working families as well.
CREED LA fights to ensure that developers pay fair wages to all the hard working construction professionals throughout the industry while simultaneously providing them with quality health care, continued training, and trustworthy retirement plans. To learn more about how our non-profit organization supports those building a better, greener world for us all, contact CREED LA at (877) 810-7473.