Love Your Mother Earth

Sweep the Creek !

Sat April 22 and Sun April 23

at various times – see the schedule below

New at this Sweep:

Sorting, counting and weighing collected beverage containers and plastic bags at these three sites:
Section 7/8, Section 9, and the Wheaton Branch Stormwater Ponds.
Read more on the
Sweep the Creek page.

Why was Earth Day created?

Because there was no EPA, no Clean Air Act, no Clean Water Act. There were no legal or regulatory mechanisms to protect our environment. Senator Gaylord Nelson (D- Wisc) created Earth Day as a way to force this issue onto the national agenda.

When was the first Earth Day?

In spring 1970, the first spring after the 1969 Cuyahoga River fire.

Later in 1970, President Nixon established the EPA. Learn more on the EPA website.

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Barry Commoner.

The rule that “Everything must go somewhere” was originally formulated by Barry Commoner in 1971 as one of his “four laws of ecology” in The Closing Circle: Nature, Man, and Technology.

The other three are:
(1) Everything is connected to everything else,
(2) There is no such thing as a free lunch, and
(3) Nature knows best. 

A volunteer wonders if the glove she plucked might go with her outfit.

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