The 45th Earth Day, April 22, 2015

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The 45th Earth Day (Week #13)

I was there for the first Earth Day in 1970 (Coffman Union, U of M) where I met our speaker, Buckminster Fuller, under a half Geodesic Dome. Gaylord Nelson, the US Senator from Wisconsin, brought 20 million of us Americans Coast to Coast for rallies to support the environment which led to the creation of the EPA, the Clean AirClean Water and Endangered Species Acts.

The WHY:

The earth’s resources provide the sustenance for all life forms. We need to pay attention to how our everyday choices that impact our culture, our people, our economics and our environment. Sustainability is not a choice but an imperative.

Join us in celebrating the earth and learn how to steward its resources.

The WHAT:

Celebrate Earth Day by getting engaged with your family and your community out in nature.

The HOW:

Earth Day Ideas:

  1. Plant a tree in your back yard or plan an organic garden.
  2. Visit a nearby recycling facility and consider using the day annually for an around the home “Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse and Reduce” Day.
  3. Begin the art of composting.
  4. Plant flowers or flowering bushes at your local non-profit, place of worship, library or local park.
  5. Participate in a clean-up litter campaign in your community.
  6. Have a special Earth Day Potluck party or a Picnic for the Planet of all non-processed organic foods.
  7. Ride your bike, take a hike or have an organic picnic.
  8. Come to one of our Earth Day events – See below:

The Deep Dive:

Find out more about Earth Day here and the detailed history of Earth day here.

Earth Day events can be found on the National Mall, in the Boston Metro area, and in my neck of the woods, NewburyportRevere BeachBoston FilmFest for Earth Day.

Note: Consider buying a carbon offset to make up for the greenhouse gas emissions you create on the other 364 days of the year. Carbon offsets fund reductions in greenhouse gas emissions through projects such as wind farms, that displaces energy from fossil fuels.

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Mark Your Earth Day Calendars!!!

At several Earth Day Festivals April 15 – 25th, we will be demonstrating “College Dorm Sustainability Hacks” and speaking about the net-zero  Silver Bullet Tiny House Sustainable Education Exhibit designed and built by our Founder, Vera Struck, as an education module for a “tiny sustainable lifestyle”, at the following Earth Day Festivals, Sustainability Events, and tiny house workshops.

APRIL 16th, THURSDAY,  11AM – 2:30PM  

BU Medical Campus, Talbot Green 

http://www.bu.edu/sustainability/what-you-can-do/events/bumc-earth-day-festival/

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APRIL 22nd, WEDNESDAY,  11AM-2:30PM      

Boston University Main Campus, GSU Plaza

http://www.bu.edu/sustainability/what-you-can-do/events/earth-day-festival/

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APRIL 25th, SATURDAY 10AM – 4PM

Annual Amherst Sustainability Festival, Amherst Town Common

https://www.amherstma.gov/683/Sustainability-Festival-Information

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MAY 1st-3rd, Friday/Saturday/Sunday

Silver Bullet Tiny House Builder and sustainability lifestyle designer, Vera Struck, author of the soon to be released, “Living the Sustainable Tiny Life”, will also be speaking at Deek’s next workshop in Connecticut May 1-3. Sign up now before he is sold out!

http://www.relaxshacks.blogspot.com/2015/01/relaxshackscom-may-2015-tiny-house.html

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