51 years ago on April 22, 1970 the first Earth Day was celebrated.
I remember vividly the entire student body of my high school going outdoors to clean and beautify the road our school was located on as well as the grounds of our expansive campus.
It was a beautiful experience and I have participated in many an Earth Day observance of public service in the intervening years between then and now.
While Earth Day is still, officially, on April 22, many of the beautification activities occur on the Saturday closest to that day. As it was last Saturday on April 24 in association with AmeriCorps/Vista Service Day.
Earth Day observances were “celebrated” by participants of Scott Elementary-AmeriCorps Event, Mott Park-Neighborhood CleanUp, Doyle Ryder School- AmeriCorps Event, GCLBA Clean & Green Kick Off
Latinx-Earth Day Celebration, Brownell Holmes Neighborhood Association CleanUp on Home Avenue, Brownell Holmes School – AmeriCorps Event
Pierce Elementary-AmeriCorps Event, Rollingwood Neighborhood-Layton Park/Rollingwood Park CleanUp and many other not mentioned here.
Many of these groups celebrate “Earth Day” all year long and your friends and neighbors celebrate YOU as you work to make Flint a cleaner and better place to live.