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America Celebrates our Planet on Earth Day April 22, 2011

EarthdayOn the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, an estimated 20 million Americans of all ages and from all walks of life participated in celebrations from coast to coast, raising public awareness about protecting and cleaning the nation's environment and conserving natural resources.

Today Earth Day is a time to celebrate gains America has made including cleaner air, cleaner water, reduction of solid waste, restoration of ravaged landscapes, and the creation of new urban and national parks. Earth Day is credited with leading to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the passage of the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act.

As we celebrate the 41st Anniversary of the first Earth Day, it is also a time to to further our commitment to conservation and protection of the environment, to reduce pollution and to reduce energy consumption. Scientists tell us that global climate changes resulting from increasing greenhouse gas emissions are expected to challenge our water supply, agriculture, forestry, energy production, health, and transportation during the coming decades. A global warming report issued by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicts a global warming of three degrees centigrade this century, potentially resulting in millions of people short of drinking water, extreme food shortages in Africa, and 20 - 30 percent of species at risk of extinction unless the warming trend is corrected.

Earth Day continues to be a time to create new visions and to unite around new actions to protect our planet. Cleaning the air and water, controlling noise, and restoring ravaged landscapes are all pieces of a large mosaic, lengthening lives and improving human well being by reducing the poisons in our air, water, and soil. This is the ideal America we all cherish.

Earth Day educational resources:

National Environmental Education Week - April 10-16, a week of educational preparation for Earth Day

Celebrate Earth day - US Environmental Protection Agency

Earth Day Network - Educator's Network includes standard-based lessons, school greening tips, grants for teachers and more.

Earth Day Network - A Billion Acts of Green: personal, organizational and corporate pledges to live and act sustainably is the global theme for Earth Day 2011, April 22.

EarthDay Television - Online video clips include topics such as global warming, alternative energy, greener living and earthday celebrations around the world.

Join in the following Earth Day activities:

Aquarium of the Pacific Earth Day Celebration - April 9-10, 9:00 - 5:00

Earth Day 2011 - April 9, 10:00 - 2:00, Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles, Whittier

City of Burbank 2011 Earth Day Event - April 16-17, 10:00 to 5:00, at the Downtown Burbank Fine Arts Festival, San Fernando Road and Palm Avenue

Pasadena Earth & Arts Festival - April 16, 10:00 to 4:00, Memorial Park & Armory Center, 145 N Raymond Avenue, Pasadena

Earth Day South LA - April 16, Normandie Avenue Elementry School, 4505 S. Raymond Ave, LA, CA 90037

Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival - April 16-17, 11:00 - 6:00, Alameda Park, Santa Barbara

Celebrate Earth Day - California State Parks Foundation - April 16, multiple beaches throughout California

Earth Fair 2011 - San Diego Earth Works - April 17, 10:00 - 5:00, Balboa Park, San Diego

Wilshire Center Earth Day / Car Free Day - April 22, 6:00 p.m., Wilshire Park Plaza, 3700 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

Topanga Earth Day - April 22-24, Topanga Community House Fairgrounds, Topanga

Earth Day Fair & Beach Cleanup at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium - April 23, Beach cleanup 8:00 - 10:00, Festival 10:00 - 4:00, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, San Pedro

Earth Day: Sustainable Living in the West - May 1, 11:00 - 5:00, Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Griffith Park, Los Angeles

WorldFest 2011 - May 22, 10:30 - 7:00, Woodley Park, Lake Balboa

Earth Day on the Promenade - will not be held this April, watch for an event on the Santa Monica Beach this June.

Develop a more "green" and environmentally conscious lifestyle:

Each of us can lessen our impact on the environment and help conserve natural resources by practicing three simple things in our daily lives:

1. Reduce the amount of the Earth's resources that we use: Small changes can add up to big differences, and it's simply a matter of managing your water and energy consumption at home and at work, considering transportation alternatives, by eliminating waste and using only what you need.

2. Reuse - don't just toss it, could someone else make use of it? Reuse starts with buying reusable items. When something is no longer needed, reuse becomes a simple concept "one person's trash is another person's treasure." Repairing items, donating them to charity and community groups, or selling them reduces waste. Reusing products, when possible, is even better than recycling because the item does not need to be reprocessed before it can be used again.

3. Recycle - Can the materials be made into something new? Recycling turns materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources. In addition, it generates a host of environmental, financial, and social benefits. Materials like glass, metal, plastics, and paper are collected, separated and sent to facilities that can process them into new materials or products. Old computers and other electronic items can also be recycled.

Learn more at our nature friendly living links page.

Exploring Nature & Our Planet:

In March 1872, Congress established Yellowstone National Park beginning a worldwide national park movement. Today our national parks include a network of nearly 400 natural, cultural and recreational sites across the nation. In addition, states and local counties have established parks where people can explore and enjoy these natural areas. Learn more at our Exploring Nature & Our Planet links page.

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