1999 33¢ Earth Day
1970s Celebrate the Century Series
Issue Date: November 18, 1999
City: New York, New York
Printed By: Ashton-Potter
Printing Method: Offset Press
Perforations: 11.5 X 11.5
The eighth sheet of fifteen stamps in the Celebrate the Century Series features subjects from the years 1970-1979.
A national Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970. Started in San Francisco, the day is set aside to raise awareness of the environment. Approximately 20 million Americans participated in protests against pollution, toxic waste, and habitat loss. A one-hour special report called “Earth Day: A Question of Survival” was aired on CBS.