Mark your calendars for Earth Day this April 22nd!
Earth day began in spring 1970 as a way to force the issues of clean air and water onto the national agenda. With over 20 million Americans demonstrating in support of the day, it went on to spark the formation of the federal Environmental Protection Agency later on in the year.
Since its monumental beginning, Earth Day has evolved to become a globally coordinated event. Activists have used it as a platform to push agendas for a spectrum of environmental and environmental justice issues including toxic waste cleanup, pesticides and food safety, climate change, animal rights and more.
One of the largest free Earth day celebrations is EARTH FAIR in San Diego’s Balaboa Park. Over 60,000 visitors walk the grounds partaking in the event making it one you should be sure not to miss. This year, the U.S. Green Chamber will be taking part by speaking on issues of sustainability and invite you to get involved as well!
To learn more about Earth Fair 2012 click here.