April 22, 2014 = Earth Day
|Original Earth Day advertisement in 1970|
Have you noticed our signs around town to remind us of Earth Day and to support your local land trust in an effort to preserve our land? You will also see us at the Daffodil Festival on Saturday - please stop by and say hi.
Earth Day, what is it?
Founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues, Earth Day is now a globally celebrated holiday that is sometimes extended into Earth Week, a full seven days of events focused on green awareness. The brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson and inspired by the antiwar protests of the late 1960s, Earth Day was originally aimed at creating a mass environmental movement. It began as a “national teach-in on the environment” and was held on April 22 to maximize the number of students that could be reached on university campuses. By raising public awareness of air and water pollution, Nelson hoped to bring environmental causes into the national spotlight.