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.
April 20, 1999 |
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.
April 21, 1990 |
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.
April 8, 1990 |
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.
April 19, 1990 |
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.
April 19, 1990 |
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.
April 20, 2012 |
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.
April 13, 2000 |
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.
January 18, 2012 |
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.
April 22, 1994 |
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.