Spring is here! And with it comes one of our favorite days of the year: Earth Day.
Earth Day was founded on April 22nd, 1970 when Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson promoted a nationwide teach-in about the necessity of preserving a clean and healthy environment. He believed that raising public awareness about environmental crisis would help push environmental protection to the forefront of the U.S. government’s political agenda. Thanks to Nelson, it worked. That first Earth Day resulted in the passing of the Clean Air Act and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency. Now, 42 years later, people all over the world observe Earth Day by learning ways in which they too can work towards a brighter future for our planet.
This year, we will celebrate Earth Day 2012 by participating in the Rogue Valley Earth Day event at the ScienceWorks museum in Ashland, Oregon on Saturday, April 21st from 11am-4pm. Come join us and take part in this extraordinary opportunity to learn about sustainability, renewable energy and conservation, while having a good time to boot!
For more information, please visit www.roguevalleyearthday.net. We hope to see you there!