Earth Day 2014

Happy Earth Day All!

In celebration of Earth Day, here is some history behind the holiday itself:

-1962: Rachel Carson’s bestseller book “Silent Spring” is published

-1969: Chemical fire on Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River

-Established as a day of education on college campuses in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson, who was inspired by the antiwar movement of the late 1960s to raise awareness about air and water pollution.

-1970s: Environmental Legislation such as the Clean Air Act, the Water Quality Improvement Act, the Endangered Species Act and more.

-1990: Earth Day goes global!

Want to get involved in helping our planet? There is always work to be done over at Loy Farms! Sign up for the gardening class next semester, or show up to a workday on Saturdays. Contact Andrea Schultz or Professor Michael Strickland for more information.

Loy Farms on a beautiful spring day

Loy Farms on a beautiful spring day

A bed of seedlings waiting to grow

A bed of seedlings waiting to grow

This seedling need lots of care!

This seedling need lots of care!

Yummy zucchini! This and more are growing out at Loy Farms and the community garden

Yummy zucchini! This and more are growing out at Loy Farms and the community garden

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