Forty-six years ago, on April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day was inaugurated with “a national teach-in on the environment” by founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin. This April 20-24, 2016, educational opportunities continue in Fond du Lac and Oshkosh. The public is invited to the following Earth Day events:
Wed. April 20th, 12:00 – 2:00 pm at Moraine Park Technical College, Room A112
Showing of Small Farmers Cool the Planet. Just Fare Market will also host a sale of earth-friendly items.
Wed. April 20th, 7-9pm, UW-Oshkosh, Reeve 204. Showing of Connected by Coffee. Discussion will be led by Matt Earley from Just Coffee.
Thurs. April 21st, 12:45 – 2:10 pm, Marian University, Sadoff Science Hall, Rm. S100.
The public is invited to join Environmental Science students and faculty for a viewing of the 17 minute documentary Small-Scale Farmers Cool The Planet followed by a panel discussion with local small-scale CSA farmers.
Sun. April 24th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm Earth Week Fair at the Sisters of St. Agnes Founders Hall, St. Agnes Convent, 320 County Rd K. The open house will include tours of the recently installed 880 solar energy panels, and an opportunity to visit displays promoting sustainable living. Just Fare will have a booth.
The first Earth Day was soon followed by the passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. Today, the fight for a clean environment continues with increasing urgency, as the ravages of climate change become more manifest every day. – See more at: http://www.earthday.org/about/the-history-of-earth-day/#sthash.hnGcW7V7.dpuf
Visit http://www.earthday.org/take-action/ to learn about Billion Actions of Green that individuals can take to be good stewards of the earth and make every day earth day.