Thursday, April 7, 2016

Earth Day is Coming - What on Earth Will You do For Earth Day?

We sometimes forget just how wondrous, how awe inspiring, and how breath takingly beautiful our planet truly is. The video message below, put together by CIES productions, will no doubt remind you - a message to remind all of us that Friday, April 22nd is Earth Day. 

Earth Day is an annual event created to  raise public awareness about pollution and celebrate the beauty of our environment. Every year on April 22 Earth Day is observed the world over with conferences, outdoor activities and projects. The idea for Earth Day was originated with former American Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin and was first celebrated in 1970. Now an internationally coordinated event Earth day is celebrated by 192 countries.

Earth Day started out as a small grass roots movement and garnered public support for the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). They have contributed to the passage of the Clean Air Act, the Water Quality Improvement Act, the Endangered Species Act and several other environmental laws.

This year CIES, along with our 17E neighbour International Ave's BRZ will be doing a street clean up in Forest Lawn. Other activities to be announced next week but for now click below to take in the beauty of our world. 

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