Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson, a native son and former governor of Wisconsin. It was first held on April 22, 1970 as an environmental teach-in.
While the first Earth Day focused primarily on the United States, Denis Hayes (the original national coordinator), took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations. Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year.
State Rep. Elizabeth Coggs would like to invite you and your family to Urban Earth Day at Dr. Martin Luther King Center (1531 W Vliet Street) on Saturday, April 16th, 2011 (from 11a.m. to 4p.m). Grass Roots will be bringing Earth Day awareness to the community.
This will be a rain or shine event. The activities are as follow:
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. — Park & Block Clean-up. Let’s keep our Blocks and County Parks Beautiful.
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Music, performers, environmental arts and crafts, and lunch.
Also, the King Center will introduce its most anticipated recycling program. So come out and enjoy a day of fun, food, music and frolic!!!
For more information about Urban Earth Day, please call Priscilla at (414) 916-4444.