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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.
NEWS
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
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.
NEWS
April 18, 1991 | By Marguerite P. Jones, Special to The Inquirer
An increasing number of Bucks County residents are recycling cans, using cloth diapers and planting trees, according to county environmental activists. Part of the reason, they say, is last year's 20th anniversary celebration of Earth Day. Although this year's events, which begin Saturday morning, will be smaller in scope than in 1990, the activists say they expect the accomplishments of the last year to continue. "There is absolutely increased awareness . . . compared to what there was a year ago," said Susan Armstrong, president of the Bucks County Earth Day Alliance.
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April 25, 2015 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Naturepalooza! Family Earth Day Festival at Schuylkill Center The Schuylkill Center offers up some Earth Day fun, with live music and animal shows, sustainable technology demos, crafts, and more. Guests can go on walks and also be a citizen scientist for the day. The event is part of the Philadelphia Science Festival's Discovery Day. Naturepalooza! Family Earth Day Festival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagys Mill Rd. Center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.
NEWS
April 24, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
The date for the groundbreaking was set - Earth Day. It was a fitting holiday to start a solar-panel project that developers say will make a high school in Chester County among the first in the country to run almost entirely on solar power. The goal, developers say, is to make the Coatesville Area School District the most sustainable, energy-efficient school district in Pennsylvania. The plan to install 21,000 solar panels to produce 6.2 megawatts of power would be one of the largest solar projects in the state.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2015 | BY JENELLE JANCI, Daily News Staff Writer jancij@phillynews.com, 215-568-5906
CANDY WRAPPERS, pregnancy tests, Halloween decorations and more beer cans than you can imagine - Bradley Maule has collected it all over the course of a year during his weekly hikes through Wissahickon Valley Park. And now, he's ready to display his findings. All 3,768 of them. Maule's "One Man's Trash" project launched in January 2014 in hopes of bringing attention to litter in Wissahickon Valley Park. The PhillySkyline.com founder and Hidden City co-editor started the project because he was appalled by the amount of trash he saw in the Northwest Philly arm of Fairmount Park along Wissahickon Creek.
NEWS
April 22, 2015 | BY VANCE LEHMKUHL
  ON EARTH DAY, there are those who get into celebrating the planet and tweaking our lifestyle for the common good, and there are those who don't. Those who don't sometimes make good points about home recycling bins as mere spit in the ocean of vast industrial pollution, and other times indulge in stubborn ear-plugging accompanied by magical and/or wishful thinking. To all of us who recognize a scientifically credible threat, the head-in-sand position can be frustrating, and we might roll our eyes at its ridiculousness.
NEWS
April 22, 2015 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bradley Maule will not be exhibiting the banana peels and dog poop bags, the tissues and condoms, the huge wooden pallet, the old tires, the sofa bed, the pile of broken Adirondack chairs, or the "two gigantic plastic PVC pipes. " Organics and big, big stuff are out, he said. But never fear, there's plenty of weirdness. When Maule unveils his Wissahickon Valley Park booty - collected over the course of a year's worth of weekly woodland rambles - for exhibition Wednesday, Earth Day, devotees of the strange will not be disappointed.
NEWS
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.
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