Thursday, April 19, 2012

Celebrate Earth Day on April 22

Earth Day logo
Earth Day is a day in which the events occur world-wide to increase environmental awareness and to appreciate the natural environment. Earth Day falls on April 22 this year. Many counties celebrate it on different days, some having an Earth Week, but most celebrate on April 22 as well.

The name and concept of an Earth Day was first discussed at a UNESCO conference in 1969 in San Francisco. The next year was the first official celebration of Earth Day. The celebration of Earth Day helped raise environmental issues in the United States and the world, and helped lead to the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency in 1970 by President Richard Nixon.

To find materials in the Library about Earth Day, click here.

For information about events on Earth Day, check out the Earth Day Network.

For national Environmental issues, check out Keep America Beautiful.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website for Earth Day.

On May 5, the Botanical Gardens will be having a special Earth Day Event.

Auntie Litter, our local promoter for Earth Day and the environment has her own website.

Earth Day logo

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