Today in 1970: On the first Earth Day observance, an estimated 20 million participate in peaceful demonstrations of concern for the environment across the U.S.
An estimated 20 million people participated, including ten thousand grade schools and high schools, and two thousand colleges across one thousand communities.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Celebrate Earth Day 2013 by learning more about the life and bombing of Judi Bari, the Earth First and IWW labor activist credited with organizing Redwood Summer, a non-violent direct action campaign. “Who Bombed Judi Bari?” will be presented for free by the Four Lakes Green Party of Dane County. Donations will be accepted for the Judi Bari justice campaign. This is tonight at 6pm at The Fountain, 122 State Street. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Weston A. Price Foundation meets tonight at 7pm at the Wil-Mar Center, 953 Jenifer Street. The public is invited. For more info, call Carolyn at 221-8696.
Time for some spring cleaning? Donate items to help Wisconsin’s wildlife! Dane County Humane Society’s Four Lakes Wildlife Center is holding it’s annual Garage Sale fundraiser the last weekend of April. Books, clothes, toys, pet supplies, and more are appreciated, and can be dropped off at the Humane Society, 5132 Voges Road, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 3 to 7pm, and Saturday and Sunday 12 to 5pm. More info at giveshelter.org.