Thursday, April 02, 2009

Duluthians observe Earth Day with events

Spring is coming and people are honoring Mother Nature. Several activities will mark the observance of Earth Day:
Sat. April 18, Gallery Hop from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free trolley transportation provided through-out the day.
Tues., April 21, UMD Office of Sustainability will hold a Sustainability Fair from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Kirby Center. University, community and regional organizations will host educational learning activities. • Sat., April 25, Duluth Farmers Market’s annual Earth Day Event with educational information, music, food and local vendors - 11 a.m. to 5p.m.
Sat., April 25, Respect Your Mother Earth Day Festival, Lief Erikson Park, 12 noon to 9 p.m. music, outdoor art galleries, yoga, food and beer.
Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day in 1970 as a time of environmental teach-ins. He chose dates that would not conflict with religious holidays, college exams or spring breaks.