Earth Day was born 40 years ago. Friends of the Earth
published an Environmental Handbook
for the occasion, and sold a million copies. The Clean Air Act of 1970 was passed, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA
) was established. Also that year, Mother Earth News
was founded, supplying practical information for the thousands of people headed back to the land. The magazine was later based in Hendersonville, North Carolina, for around a dozen years.
This year Earth Day has its own network,
where you can search events across the country. And it's presenting exhibitions and shows, with performance artists, musicians, multi-media productions and dancers, along with the Climate Rally, at the National Mall in Washington, DC, on April 17th through 25th.
Here in the Carolinas, after a long, long winter, we are happy to show appreciation for our Earth. Here are a few of the ways.
The third Charlotte Clean and Green festival will be held tomorrow, April 17th
, from 10:00 a.m until 3:00 p.m., rain or shine. Clean Air Carolina
will join in this year, and Appalachian Voices
will be hosting a booth. Classes and exhibits will show how we can help save our natural resources, money and health. The event is held at the Central Piedmont Community College's central campus in Charlotte. For more information, please see Charlotte Clean and Green
On Sunday, April 18th, Sierra Club North Carolina
will meet at 8 a.m. to hike the Chestnut Knob Trail at South Mountains State Park. Please contact Steve Copulsky at firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-543-7493, or 704-458-6651.
The North Carolina Energy Office
will sponsor its 7th Annual Sustainable Energy Conference
in Raleigh, NC,
April 20th to 21st. Speakers and exhibitors will share information on the energy economy, and participants from energy-related fields will be able to network with business leaders and decision-makers. The event will be held in McKimmon Center. Check here
for more information and registration.
Celebrating Earth Week, Wofford College in Glendale, South Carolina, will dedicate their new Goodall Environmental Studies Center
on Tuesday, April 20, at 4 p.m. Other activities include an Earth Day Bike, Run & Thoreauvian Saunter to Glendale Shoals; an Earth Week Forum; and Water Monitoring Day at Lawson’s Fork.
On April 24, the Cane Creek Cleanup will be held from 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. Volunteers will clean the Catawba River into Cane Creek, from Hwy 9 Landing boat ramp near Lancaster, South Carolina
. Volunteers are needed! Please contact email@example.com.
Environmental and Conservation Organization (ECO) is celebrating on the Blue Ridge Community College campus. A film, "Earth Days," will be shown on April 22nd, or you can hike from Hendersonville to BRCC. See information about the Earth Day Festival on April 24th here.
Sustainable Spartanburg will meet
at Thornblade Club in Spartanburg, SC, on April 22nd for lunch and
a presentation, "A Case for Corporate Sustainability." And Citizen Spartanburg
is sponsoring Earth Day Jam in the Park on Sunday, April 25th, from 1:00pm to 6:00 pm.
Meet at Duncan Park Amphitheater to enjoy live local music and learn how you can make small changes to help the Earth.
Whatever you do for the Earth this month, get together with friends or family, but get outside!
Labels: Cane Creek Cleanup, Earth Day Network, EPA, Sustainable Energy Conference