Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Your Government Celebrates Earth Day

The 40th celebration of Earth Day is tomorrow, April 22. Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, proposed the first nationwide environmental protest in 1970, "to shake up the political establishment and force this issue onto the national agenda." The first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. The fight for a clean Earth still continues in 2010. Find out how you can LEARN more about Earth Day, PROMOTE Earth Day in your community, and PARTICIPATE in Earth Day activities in or near your community.

Read President Obama's initiatives for a greener America:

Federal Environmental Protection Agency website:

Official Earth Day website:

Learn more about Kansas' participation in 40 years of Earth Days from the Kansas Extension Office:

Learn about Kansas' Energy Initiatives from the Kansas State Energy Office:

More information from the Kansas Don't Spoil It! Program:

Want some pamplets or brochures to display at your Earth Day event? Kansas Don't Spoil It! Program has some available online for downloading and printing:

More informational pamphlets available from Kansas Green Teams:

Play interactive games, print educational coloring books, and more at:

Learn how you can participate and volunteer in Earth Day activities: or

Does your office want to participate in recycling, but not sure of what the first steps may be? Join the Kansas Green Team!:

Do you have cell phones, computers, printers or other electronics that are of no use to you but still have value? Learn how to recycle your e-waste!
E-Waste recycling information from the Department of Health and Environment:

Article contact: Kim Harp

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