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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day 2010

What’s the deal with Earth Day? This isn’t just a Hallmark holiday that grew from advertisers and tree hugging people, it was started in the late sixties spearheaded by Senator Gaylord Nelson. It’s amazing that during the hectic national climate of the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement the environment demanded attention. Either there was so much care and awareness or the country was tackling complex political issues it seemed easier to focus on obtainable goals like recycling at home. This excitement about making small changes at home and in the community powered grassroots movements and really worked regarding the environment.

Earth Day depended on the participation of residents in every city; however, the movement was clearly supported by politicians. This is an example of the importance to knowing who your representatives are and understanding the differences they can make in our lives. The City of Aventura has strived to take steps to GO GREEN. In fact, the National Arbor Day Society has named the City of Aventura “Tree City USA” for the 13th consecutive year. To celebrate this honor, the City will be holding its annual Arbor Day Ceremony on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 10 AM. The ceremony will be held in the Gymnasium at the Aventura Community Recreation Center located at 3375 NE 188th Street. During the ceremony, the City will proudly present the annual 2010 Go Green Initiative Awards. The Aventura City of Excellence School will showcase a dedication to Arbor Day through art, music, and drama. (news release)

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