Source: Earth Day Network
– “It’s Earth Day!”
“Earth Day Network’s mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations.”
“The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement.”
“Our planet is at a turning point. The massive global migration underway now from countryside to cities will demand huge investments in energy, water, materials, waste, food distribution, and transportation over the next 25 years. If the right investments are made now, this unique opportunity will be the catalyst for dramatic changes in the built environment and the fight against carbon emissions and climate change,” quoting the Earth Day Network.
– The City of Yelm has no Earth Day events planned, an annual tradition here.
And Yelm is one of the few jurisdictions in Thurston County with no plastic bag ordinance.
With Yelm’s 20th annual Arbor Day celebration Friday, April 29th at 11am, perhaps Arbor Day here could be combined to recognizing Earth Day?
Click here for other Washington State Earth Day events.
– Yelm Cinemas offers Earth Week movies April 16-22
* Saturday, April 16, 6:15pm – Love Thy Nature
* Monday, April 18, 6:30pm – The Messenger
– Earth Day tours [at Sea-Tac Airport] provide rare opportunity
“Community members are invited to celebrate Earth Day this year while learning about the Port’s [Port of Seattle] environmental stewardship programs. You can register online for one of two opportunities.
The first option will be 4 to 6:30 p.m. on April 21 at Sea-Tac Airport. Guests will hear how the airport is preparing to handle up to 52 million passengers by 2024, and tour the airfield to see environmental efforts first hand. The second will be April 22, noon to 2 p.m. This bus tour will include the Port’s shoreline parks on Elliott Bay and Duwamish Waterway, Terminal 5’s Jack Block Park, the public shoreline site at Terminal 107, habitat restoration and more,” quoting the Port of Seattle.