Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day

Today is April 22nd, also known as the 39th annual Earth Day. The first Earth Day took place on April 22nd, 1970 and was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin. Now, not even 40 years later, communities worldwide celebrate Earth Day.

Here, in Port Townsend, we celebrate by hiking the beautiful trails, and weeding, among other things we can all do individually. It could be as simple as taking a walk on the beach and picking up any trash you see. Or researching how plastics in the environment are ending up in leatherback turtles. Or even reading The Lorax (or watching the video version) with your favorite youngster and talking about what we can do to help "speak for the trees."

Speaking of youngsters, PTMSC will be celebrating Earth Day on Sunday the 26th of this month from 1 - 4 pm at The Food Coop. Along with our famous fish printing activities, local organizations will be having a blast with "knot tying, worm bins, model airplanes, boats, live music, sea chanties..." Sounds like a grand ol' time and we hope to see you there!

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