The Earth seen from Apollo 17.
The Earth seen from Apollo 17. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

April 22, 2012 represents the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day.  The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970, when over 20 million people rallied for the environment throughout the country, which directly led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  Many hallmark federal environmental regulations followed, including the Clean Water Act of 1972, which prevents point source pollution discharges to rivers and streams and sets water quality standards.  Earth Day 2012’s goal is to Mobilize the Earth to express appreciation for the planet and demand its protection, while promoting a Billion Acts of Green – setting quantifiable goals towards a more sustainable future.

To participate:

1)       visit http://www.earthday.org/2012 and scroll to the Help Your Community Get Involved section,

2)      check the Water2012 calendar for water-related Earth Day events in your community, or

3)      use internet search or your favorite online calendar (like zvents), with key words: Earth Day 2012 [Your City] Colorado to find additional local listings.

If you know of an interesting Earth Day event going on in Colorado, post a comment to this blog, and if it relates to water, make sure to add it to the Water2012 calendar after you register or login.

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9 thoughts on “Participate in Earth Day: April 22, 2012

  1. Sample Earth Day Events: Nature Conservancy Picnic for the Planet (http://bit.ly/I2Ct5r), EPA Region 8 Earth Day Events in Colorado (http://1.usa.gov/gKvtre), EarthDay at Red Rocks (http://bit.ly/IFtGWI), Denver 2012 Earth Day Fair (http://bit.ly/eCGxFZ), Evergreen Earth Week (http://bit.ly/I3IUbW), Grand Junction Earth Day (http://bit.ly/HNG9xk), Garden of the Gods Earth Day Celebration (http://bit.ly/Iv0ROQ), City of Lakewood Earth Day Expo (http://on.fb.me/IUGQ8T), and Bear Creek Lake Park Earth Day in May (http://bit.ly/HFGKgU).

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