Earth Day is coming up
On April 22nd almost 200 countries on earth will celebrate Earth Day.
It seems really important in a time when we need to worry about climate change, food sustainability/safety and environmental pollution, to pay homage to "Mother Earth". To remind ourselves that we shouldn't destroy the hand that is feeding us...
Although the matter is pressing more than ever before, Earth Day was first celebrated in 1969.
John McConnell introduced the idea of an international celebrated day called "Earth Day" at the 1969 UNESCO Conference on the Environment in San Francisco.
Since April 22nd falls on a Monday this year, many celebrate the day this coming weekend.
Even in our small, compared to San Francisco, community, a lot is going on:
- Chasing Ice Movie, playing in Kimberley and Cranbrook
- Composting workshops in Kimberly and Cranbrook
- Soil and how to grow vegetables in your garden workshop at Edible Acres/Winderberry Nursery in Invermere
- The Solar Future, a free presentation on Monday evening in Cranbrook by Guy Dauncey, the founder of the BC Sustainable Energy Association
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area you will be even more spoilt for choice...;-)
Check out the CalRecycle website for tips
If you want to go global, join the Earth Day Network
Not up for going places? Start planning a garden, or, depending on your climate zone, even start planting .....
However you plan to celebrate, have a
HAPPY EARTH DAY!!