April 22, 2017 will mark the 48th year of Earth Day. The first Earth Day was observed on April 22, 1970, and what began as a grassroots effort has today blossomed into a global event celebrated every year on April 22 by millions of people worldwide.
To honor the planet and to raise public awareness about the environment, events are planned throughout the months of April and May in communities throughout the state. If you’re interested in participating and celebrating this great planet of ours, the California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery has compiled a list of planned statewide Earth Day festivities. Events range from family-friendly activities to community service projects. For more information on these events and to learn more about reducing our carbon footprint, visit their website at www.calrecycle.ca.gov.
To do our part, the California Department of Consumer Affairs will host its fourth annual Earth, Safety and Wellness Day event on May 11, 2017. This year’s event will focus on how to protect and preserve the environment, the property re-use program, as well as provide information on safety and wellness. Non-profit organizations and certified small business vendors will also be on site.
This event is open to anyone who wishes to attend. Come join us in learning how to protect and preserve our environment for generations to come!