Earth Day

This weekend was a time to celebrate our beautiful earth and learn how to save it.  What a beautiful weekend that the Truckee Meadows had for this weekend of fun event for Earth Day.  There were many of fun events for Earth Day, all the way in Lake Tahoe to Reno.  You couldn’t go anywhere without hearing something about Earth Day.

 On Saturday April 21, 2012, there was the Picnic for the Planet, in Reno at the McKinley Arts Center. This event was to celebrate Earth Day and the Truckee River.  The event was put on was The Nature Conservancy in Nevada sponsored by REI and Caesars Entertainment Northern Nevada.  This event had music, food and people on hand to teach different ways to save our plant and the keep the Truckee River beautiful. Here the link to their website http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/nevada/events/reno-picnic-for-the-planet-2012.xml

 Sunday April 22, 2012 was Earth Day.  Just like everyone else in the world, Reno was celebrating it too.  There were so many events going on for Earth Day.  In Downtown Reno, Idlewild park have an event going on to help raise awareness how to preserve our beautiful earth. There were many local businesses and charities on hand for this event.  Here the link to their website: http://www.renoearthday.webs.com/

 What is Earth Day? “Each year, Earth Day — April 22 — marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.

 The height of hippie and flower-child culture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. Protest was the order of the day, but saving the planet was not the cause. War raged in Vietnam, and students nationwide increasingly opposed it.

 At the time, Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. “Environment” was a word that appeared more often in spelling bees than on the evening news.  Although mainstream America remained oblivious to environmental concerns, the stage had been set for change by the publication of Rachel Carson’s New York Times bestseller Silent Spring in 1962.  The book represented a watershed moment for the modern environmental movement, selling more than 500,000 copies in 24 countries and, up until that moment, more than any other person, Ms. Carson raised public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and public health.

 Earth Day 1970 capitalized on the emerging consciousness, channeling the energy of the anti-war protest movement and putting environmental concerns front and center.”   This information was provided by http://www.earthday.org/earth-day-history-movement

For more information about Earth Day please visit: http://www.earthday.org/earth-day-history-movement

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