Friday, April 23, 2010

Celebrate the Earth!

I Love Earth
Yesterday (April 22) was Earth Day! Earth Day started in 1970 when Gaylord Nelson "proposed the first nationwide environmental protest 'to shake up the political establishment and force this issue onto the national agenda.'" [source] Colleges and universities across the country organized protests to fight against the poor state of the environment.

Today, we still celebrate Earth Day each year by raising awareness of the environment to engage people in creating positive change.

This year, celebrate with the City of Santa Clara by attending the Arbor Day/Earch Day Celebration (description from the city's calendar):

April 23, 2010 (today!), 10:00 AM
Triton Museum grounds
1505 Warburton Ave
Santa Clara, California

The year 2010 will mark the 22nd year that the City of Santa Clara will be presented with a Tree City U.S.A. award from the National Arbor Day Foundation, recognizing Santa Clara for its effective tree care program, which includes an integrated pest management system, increased tree plantings, continuing education for City tree crews, and computerized irrigation for all landscaping throughout the City in public rights-of-way and medians. Arbor Day/Earth Day will include guest speakers, information on tree care, and ideas on things everyone can do to help preserve the earth’s natural resources. Members of the City Council, the Parks & Recreation Commission, and children from local schools will attend. For more information, call (408) 615-3080.

Learn more about what you can do for the Earth by checking out some library books:
As always, please visit the Youth Services Desk if you need help finding a resource about the Earth!

Posted by wk