Where were you April 22, 1970?
What events precipitated?
Who were the leaders?
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We view two short films from The Wild and Scenic Film Festival. These are some of the best films that will entertain, inform and warm your heart.
The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action.
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Meeting ID: 792 1459 2336
How to Celebrate Earth Day:
- Advocate - contact legislators and elected officials
- Comment on proposed projects that affect the environment
- Get a recyclable water bottle. ...
- Plant a garden. ...
- Buy a tree certificate. ...
- Build a birdhouse or start a bee farm. ...
- Become a better grocery shopper. ...
- Enjoy nature!
Must be present for the Raffle drawing.
Earth Day 1970 gave a voice to an emerging public consciousness about the state of our planet —
In the decades leading up to the first Earth Day, Americans were consuming vast amounts of leaded gas through massive and inefficient automobiles. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of the consequences from either the law or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. Until this point, mainstream America remained largely oblivious to environmental concerns and how a polluted environment threatens human health.
However, the stage was set for change with the publication of Rachel Carson’s New York Times bestseller Silent Spring in 1962. The book represented a watershed moment, selling more than 500,000 copies in 24 countries as it raised public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and the inextricable links between pollution and public health.
Earth Day 1970 would come to provide a voice to this emerging environmental consciousness, channeling the energy of the anti-war protest movement to put environmental concerns on the front page.
More Earth Day History: https://www.earthday.org/history/