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Earth Day is today –
Yelm’s Arbor Day is April 29 –
Why can’t Yelm celebrate/combine them in the future?

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,” quoting the Earth Day Network.
Read more

– Yelm’s Arbor Day is annually celebrated close to Earth Day –
why not combine them for more recognition of each?

“In 1996 the City of Yelm created the Yelm Tree Advisory Board. The seven members of the Board are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. The Boards mission is the enhancement and protection of our urban forest and carries out this charge through recommending a tree program to the City Council.”

“The City of Yelm has been recognized as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation since 1996 and hosts an Arbor Day Celebration on the last Friday in April. Arbor Day is a community celebration recognizing the school age Arbor Day Contest winners and Memorial and Adopt a Tree donors.”
Read more and find out how to donate.

– “29 photos that show how drastically we are reshaping the planet”
From Business Insider.
Click here

Editor’s note:
Yelm has done nothing to honor Earth Day, where other cities in the region have some type of event, i.e. Tumwater.
Suggestion to Yelm – combine Earth Day recognition with Yelm’s annual Arbor Day, as an example, simple yes?

Posted by Steve on April 22, 2016 at 12:53 am | Permalink

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