From The American Presidency Project, Proclamation 4287—Earth Week, 1974:
“To love America is not to care only for her freedoms, her promise, her institutions through which our great people strive for larger greatness. It is also to love the land and to cherish that which has sustained our people both in body and spirit from our earliest days on this vast continent.
“In recent times we have understood that however rich and beautiful, our land is finite and that our waters and air must be used as any other resource—with care and respect for their value. The celebration of Earth Day in 1970 was the first national acknowledgement of this understanding, and in the succeeding four years we have done much to insure that America the beautiful—the heritage of our generation—will be preserved and passed on as a legacy to generations yet unborn.”
April 22, 2023, marks the 53rd anniversary and 54th observance of Earth Day, a day intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. In 1969, organizers started Earth Day in response to a massive oil spill in waters near Santa Barbara, California. To celebrate, this edition of Stats for Stories presents U.S. Census Bureau statistics about energy and the environment.
Source: 2019 County Business Patterns (CBP).
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From the Newsroom / Stats for Stories (SFS):
From the Statistics in Schools (SIS) program:
Means of transportation to work, including carpool and public transportation for the United States.
Means of transportation and travel time to work, including carpool, public transportation, bicycle, and walked, for the United States.
From Census.gov > Business and Economy > Economic Indicators > New Residential Construction:
Source: Quarterly Services Survey (QSS) 2010-2023.
Source: 2020 Service Annual Survey (SAS) and administrative data. The table below includes NAICS 485, Transit and ground passenger transportation, NAICS 5621, Waste collection, and NAICS 5622, Waste treatment and disposal.