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April 13, 2004
An Earth Day celebration and community walk will take place Saturday at Swarthmore United Methodist Church, 129 Park St. The rally will begin at 1 p.m. and the community walk be from 2-5 p.m. For more information, contact the Sierra Club at 610-771-0100 or log on to www.sierraclub.org/community/philadelphia.
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April 20, 1999 | Inquirer photographs by Scott S. Hamrick
Earth Day was celebrated Saturday at the Pennypacker Mills park in Schwenksville. There were exhibits, crafts, games and storytelling with an environmental flavor for participants.
NEWS
April 21, 1990 | By Mark Jaffe, Inquirer Staff Writer
Question: What do Bette Midler, Celestial Seasonings herbal teas, the National Cattlemens Association, Blimpie hero sandwiches, the Yellow Pages and Mr. Rogers have in common? Answer: Earth Day. From Hollywood to Washington, D.C., everybody is piling on the Earth Day bandwagon. "We didn't realize so many people would come along for the ride," said Peter Drekmeier, a spokesman for Earth Day 1990, the national group that organized the celebration. "We didn't predict such involvement from corporations," he said.
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April 8, 1990 | By Louise Harbach, Special to The Inquirer
Although the 20th anniversary of Earth Day is not until April 22, the State Forestry Service isn't waiting until that time to celebrate. Begun two decades ago to make people more aware of the environment, Earth Day is frequently celebrated with local cleanup efforts. But in the Lebanon State Forest in Pemberton and Woodland Townships, Earth Day will be marked by planting trees - up to 200,000 of them. To get all those seedlings planted, state forestry officials are asking residents and groups to help them Saturday at the Lebanon site.
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April 19, 1990 | By Erin Kennedy, Special to The Inquirer
When a bunch of concerned homeowners got together in the mid-1950s to talk about flood damage from recent hurricanes, they didn't dream that three decades later they'd be persuading townships and corporations to preserve open space and return land to its natural state. Since its 1957 incoporation, the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association has grown to 1,200 members, acquired 250 acres and now serves 6,500 people annually in its environmental education programs, said executive director David Froehlich.
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April 19, 1990 | BY MATTHEW WEISS
I am an addict. Though I have heard or read thousands of confessions, sordid histories and tales of redemption over the years, I never expected to hear myself say those four words: I am an addict. One thing I can say for my addiction - it's not a lonely one. It is among the most pervasive, insidious, destructive habits in the world, and chances are that if you're reading this article, you are close to someone with this problem. I became a user at 16. This is when most Americans pick up the habit, although it can strike a person at anytime in his or her adult life.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 2012 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Celebrate Earth Day on Sunday at the National Constitution Center and learn how you can go green. From noon to 5 p.m., guests can learn how to become active citizens working for a better environment. You can take the "It Is Easy Being Green" quiz and see how much you know about living an eco-friendly life, and learn about environmental trailblazers such as Lady Bird Johnson. At 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., guests can do the math by calculating the founding fathers' carbon footprint to see how environmentally friendly Philadelphia was during Revolutionary times.
NEWS
April 13, 2000 | Inquirer editorial assistant Eric Cushing
The following events are going on in Chester County to honor Earth Month. Earth Day is April 22. Avondale. Stroud's fourth annual "Upstream Festival," a community event honoring Earth Day, Stroud Center, 970 Spencer Rd., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities include plant sales and streamside activities and exhibits. The theme of this year's festival is "World Rhythms. " The cost is $5 per carload to support the center, all welcome. Information: 610-268-2153, ext. 247. Chadds Ford.
NEWS
January 18, 2012 | By Frank Jordans, Associated Press
GENEVA, Switzerland - It's high noon for the humble leap second. After 10 years of talks, governments are headed for a showdown vote this week on an issue that pits technological precision against nature's whims. The United States, France, and others are pushing for countries at a U.N. telecom meeting to abolish the leap second, which for 40 years has kept computers in sync with the Earth day. Leap seconds are necessary to prevent atomic clocks from speeding ahead of solar time.
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April 22, 1994 | by Ramona Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
Where's the party? If you're looking for Philadelphia's annual Earth Day celebration, don't look for it this Sunday in Fairmount Park. Organizers of the event - usually staged right after the traditional Earth Day, April 22 - are taking the year off. "There is no Earth SunDay in the Park for 1994," said Andrew Altman of the Clean Air Council, one of the event's usual sponsors. "I think that a lot of us were kind of worn out with the efforts of the past year and thought it was perhaps a good idea to skip a year and do a major celebration next year on the 25th anniversary," said Joanne Denworth, executive director of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, another major sponsor.
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April 24, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
UPPER TOWNSHIP, N.J. A group of environmental advocates marked Earth Day on Tuesday by demonstrating against a plan to convert the B.L. England coal-fired electrical generation plant to gas, saying a new plant was unneeded and would be a new source of pollution. Jeff Tittel, director of the New Jersey Sierra Club, called the site "ground zero" and "the most important location in New Jersey when it comes to protecting the future of the environment. " Tittel and other speakers described the existing plant, which has been in violation of state and federal emissions regulations for decades, as an example of the kind of fossil fuel-based plants they want to see replaced with renewable energy sources, such as wind or solar power.
NEWS
April 23, 2014 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
First you see a roof covered with solar panels. Then the native plants, where the lawn used to be. In the driveway, not far from the canoe, is an electric Chevy Volt. This is Maya van Rossum's house. It's in Bryn Mawr, which is in the Darby Creek watershed. Which drains into the Delaware River. Which van Rossum has adopted as her personal - and professional - mission in life. For two decades as the Delaware riverkeeper, she has championed the 330-mile river and its tributaries, source of drinking water for 15 million people.
NEWS
April 16, 2014
Healing the planet As holistic nurses, we appreciate the spotlight that the approach of Earth Day focuses on protecting and preserving the planet ("Cleaning up New Jersey's act," April 7). It reminds us that we can't function or live well if water is polluted, the air contaminated, or the land poisoned, and ensures we consider the health of the ecosystem in relation to the health and safety of those in our care. Since we are taught to encourage natural healing from sunlight, minerals, and plants, Earth Day is a day for celebrating how body, mind, and spirit come together and are supported by the environment in which we live.
NEWS
April 23, 2013
T O MARK Earth Day, we talk with Dean Carlson, 41, of Elverson, Chester County, owner of the 360-acre Wyebrook Farm in Honey Brook. He practices sustainable agriculture and supplies the public - including several top restaurants - with grass-fed pork, chicken and beef. The former bond trader bought the foreclosed property in 2010 for $12,000 per acre. Q: How do you go from Wall Street trader to farmer? A: I got interested in agriculture as an investment because farmland is going to become more valuable over time.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 2012 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Celebrate Earth Day on Sunday at the National Constitution Center and learn how you can go green. From noon to 5 p.m., guests can learn how to become active citizens working for a better environment. You can take the "It Is Easy Being Green" quiz and see how much you know about living an eco-friendly life, and learn about environmental trailblazers such as Lady Bird Johnson. At 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., guests can do the math by calculating the founding fathers' carbon footprint to see how environmentally friendly Philadelphia was during Revolutionary times.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 2012 | Vance Lehmkuhl
FUNNY THING about the lists of "helpful planet-saving tips" that show up as Earth Day (Sunday) approaches: They rarely include, much less spotlight, the daily action that could have the most impact: cutting down your meat and dairy consumption. The United Nations has repeatedly stated that we must drastically change our eating patterns, given that somewhere from 18 percent (if you credit the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization 2006 estimate) to 51 percent (Worldwatch Institute's estimate, 2009)
NEWS
January 18, 2012 | By Frank Jordans, Associated Press
GENEVA, Switzerland - It's high noon for the humble leap second. After 10 years of talks, governments are headed for a showdown vote this week on an issue that pits technological precision against nature's whims. The United States, France, and others are pushing for countries at a U.N. telecom meeting to abolish the leap second, which for 40 years has kept computers in sync with the Earth day. Leap seconds are necessary to prevent atomic clocks from speeding ahead of solar time.
NEWS
October 24, 2011 | By Dianna Marder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Arnett Woodall heard that a crowd was poised to converge on his West Phillie Produce store Friday, and was greatly relieved to learn it was a mob of the carrot variety. A carrotmob is a good thing, especially when it marks the first National Food Day. But if the term carrotmob is strange and new, National Food Day - Monday - probably is too. A project of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, National Food Day celebrates the changed place of healthy food in the national consciousness.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2011
THE GIZMO: How'd you celebrate the Earth this month? We've been checking out new products that use precious resources more responsibly, saving our planet one gizmo at a time. IT'S A GAS (HYBRID): Love the petrol-sipping charms of the Toyota Prius hybrid, though not its relatively compact proportions? Maybe you'll be won over by the Prius V, now making the rounds of car shows and coming to dealers late summer. That's if Toyota can get its earthquake-shaken Japanese parts suppliers and assembly lines running at peak volume again.
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