Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22

Make every day Earth Day.
The First Earth Day in April 1970
Before 1970, a factory could spew clouds of toxic into the air or dump tons of toxic waste into a nearby stream, and it was legal. They could not be taken to court to stop their actions. Why may you ask? That is because prior to 1970 there were no legal or regulatory mechanisms to protect our environment. In spring 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day as a way to force this issue onto the national agenda. Twenty million Americans demonstrated in different U.S. cities, and our nation’s leaders listened. December 1970, Congress authorized the creation of a new federal agency to take on environmental issues, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

We want to know how you plan to celebrate Earth Day and promote environmental stewardship.  Let us know and we’ll post it to our calendar of events.

Clay County Earth Week 2015 Events

Clay County Waste Art Exhibit , Moorhead Library

April 20th through April 24th  10:00- 5:30

Children’s story

The Waste Transformation Art Exhibition is an art exhibition where any person, club, classroom, or organization is eligible to enter their craft or art project made from materials that would otherwise enter the waste stream.

The exhibits will be displayed at the Moorhead Library. The exhibits are judged and prizes will be awarded in several age categories.

Waste Art Opening Reception at the Moorhead Library

118 5th St S

Moorhead, MN

Tuesday April 21st 5:30- 6:30

Join the Waste Exhibit artists for cookies and lemonade at the library. View the entries and ask the artists what inspired them.

Contact Shannon at 218 299-7329 with questions

Clay County Solid Waste at the Library Story Time

118 5th St S

Moorhead, MN

Wednesday April  22nd    10:30

Children’s story time focusing on how we can be good stewards by rethinking our waste.

Contact Shannon at 218 299-7329 with questions

 

City of Farmington Pond & Park Cleanup Day  

Ponds, parks, and the natural areas around them collect much of the debris of winter’s windy assaults. Pond & Park Cleanup Day was initiated to protect the natural habitat and enhance the aesthetics of Farmington ponds by cleaning up the garbage that has accumulated over the winter.

Individuals, civic groups, businesses, clubs, youth organizations, and neighborhood groups are invited to participate in cleaning up a city owned pond or park. The city will provide volunteers with supplies and dispose of the garbage.

To volunteer, please contact Jen Dullum at jdullum@ci.farmington.mn.us or 651-280-6845.

http://ci.farmington.mn.us/Departments/NaturalResource/PondParkCleanup.html