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Happy Earth Day

Earth Day was created in 1970, an era when many baby boomers were immersed in activist causes. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an "environmental teach-in" designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment.

6a00e550081576883401156f4bd3f4970c-320wi What are the best earth day events?

Katherine J. Chen, blogger for Earth911.com, offers this list:
  • Students in Bangkok raise recycling awareness
  • General Motors to release revolutionary electric car
  • The Climate Rally at the National Mall
  • Artist Sebastian Copeland explores global warming in the Arctic
  • London hosts the Green I.T. Awards
  • Jane Goodall Institute teaches carbon footprint to students in China
  • Artist highlights ‘What is Missing’ on Earth
What’s your opinion on the best earth day events in your community?

Here in Olympia, Wash., the Washington State Department of Natural Resources will host a celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve near Littlerock.

Volunteers and visitors will work to remove invasive Scotch broom and take part in interpretive site tours led by the site’s managers and stewards.

I hope you’re able to participate in a great, earth friendly project that gives you much joy.

Copyright 2010, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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