2021 marks the 51st anniversary of Earth Day. In 1970, 20 million Americans gathered together to protest our lack of care for the environment. Earth Day helped encourage many of the laws that protect us and the environment today, including the Clean Air Act (1970); the Clean Water Act (1972); and the Endangered Species Act (1973), as well as the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1970. Earth Day is about how we take care of our community, and in Ogden caring for the our local environment means caring for each other.
Earth Day Video
Video will be posted April 22 after it airs on Facebook. Meanwhile, follow the links below for the activities featured and learn how you can do your part to sustain the Earth for future generations.
What we're reading:
Anywhere Farm, written by Phyllis Root and illustrated by G. Brian Karas and published by Candlewick Press (Penguin Random House)
Kids Fighting for the Environment
Taking care of the Earth and providing a safe, clean place for future gnereations is not just for grown-ups, kids play a role in it too. You have voices, platforms, and the power to advocate for the change you wish to see in your world. Read the stories below to learn about youth activists who are fighting for the care of our environment and world. What can you do- bid or small- to help encourage change in your own community?