Out of the social unrest of the 1960s and growing public awareness of the danger that pollution poses on our natural resources, Earth Day was born. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, in thousands of universities and primary schools across the country educating millions of Americans on conservation and environmental reform (source).
Today, it is estimated that more than 200 million people in 150 countries will join together to celebrate Earth Day. This year the campaign draws special emphasis towards building a “global citizenry fluent in the concepts of climate change and aware of its unprecedented threat to our planet” (source). There are numerous ways to accomplish this goal; from becoming more educated on conservation and recycling programs in your community, to joining the national movement. On Saturday, many will meet in Washington DC, for the March for Science, and join the effort to defend the vital public service role science plays in our communities and our world.
The March for Science
The Earth Day Network and the March for Science have co-organized a rally and teach-in on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The program includes speeches, training, musical performances, and a march through the streets of D.C. Teach-ins will begin at 9 am, and the March will begin at 2 pm.
The 2017 Campaign
This year’s campaign focuses on achieving global environmental and climate literacy by Earth Day 2020. Over the next three years, the Earth Day Network will release research on the status of environmental literacy policies in the United States. Efforts will focus on education in grades K-12 regarding the importance of climate and environmental understanding. You can learn how to take action here.
In other educational efforts, The Earth Day Network started the Green School Campaign to provide funding towards teachers and school resources for the nation’s poorest school districts where the concept of a green, healthy educational environment is not currently a priority. It’s ever important for today’s students to become environmentally literate, and to do so in upgraded facilities with quality resources.
Support Earth Day With Earth Data Inc.
EARTH DATA INCORPORATED remains an ardent supporter of local efforts to protect and enhance the earth’s natural resources. We recognize the importance of what we believe is the most precious resource on our planet—water. For more than 40 years EARTH DATA has been involved in field-oriented consulting and construction projects involving the collection, analysis, management, and distribution of data in support of projects to help preserve this resource.
Whether it is sponsoring the “Clean Water Concert Series” presented by the Avalon Foundation and Chesapeake Bay Foundation, or educating our youth by providing drilling demonstrations and planting trees at local schools, EARTH DATA embraces the wisdom of one our country’s Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin who said, “when the well runs dry we shall know the value of water.”
Our team of talented geologists, engineers and GIS specialists knows and understands the science behind the DATA, which just happens to be our middle name. Our goal is to develop deliberate, quality results on every project we undertake to protect, preserve and enhance Earth’s most precious resource.
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We hope to see you at the 2017 Maryland RURAL Water Association’s 27th Annual Conference May 1-4 at the Clarion Resort Hotel in Ocean City, Maryland.
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