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April 11, 2010
Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks invites residents to celebrate Earth Day by helping to plant trees and install tree shelters from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at West Friendship Park, 12947 Route 144. Information and to sign up: 410-313-4624. Wear work gloves and bring a shovel.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORTS | April 25, 2014
One of the busiest Saturdays of the spring is coming up in Harford County on April 26, featuring four events many people have taken to marking their calendars for each year. Walk A Mile in Her Shoes in Bel Air, Clear Your Clutter Day at Harford Community College, River Sweep on both shores of the Susquehanna River and the Harford Earth Day Celebration in Aberdeen are activities that put service and helping others at the forefront, while at the same time giving participants a chance to have a little fun. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes To coincide with National Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, Harford County-based non-profit SARC will host its sixth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence on Saturday in downtown Bel Air. The event has a goal of raising $50,000 to support SARC, which provides hope and resources for victims of domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking.
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By Andrea K. Walker | April 19, 2012
Earth Day has become more than a day where Americans clean parks and plant trees or flowers. The American Council on Exercise is using it as a day to promote outdoor activity. They are using it as a day to encourage people to trade the treadmill for a walk in the park or the weight bench for an outdoor yoga class. Here are five workouts they are suggesting for Earth Day, which is Sunday. 1.  Go Off-Road : A great way to escape the hectic city life and reduce stress is to hike in nature . Bring along some water and a snack for shorter hikes.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2014
Showers and a possible thunderstorm were expected Tuesday, with highs in the upper 70s before a windy and clear Wednesday. The National Weather Service predicted an 80 percent chance of showers for Earth Day, mainly before 5 p.m. More showers could be possible between 5 p.m. and midnight, with about a 10th to a quarter of an inch of rainfall overall. Winds will be light at about 6 to 8 miles per hour. Overnight there is about a 40 percent chance of rain, with temperatures dropping into the mid-40s and winds picking up with possible gusts of 30 miles per hour.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2014
Showers and a possible thunderstorm were expected Tuesday, with highs in the upper 70s before a windy and clear Wednesday. The National Weather Service predicted an 80 percent chance of showers for Earth Day, mainly before 5 p.m. More showers could be possible between 5 p.m. and midnight, with about a 10th to a quarter of an inch of rainfall overall. Winds will be light at about 6 to 8 miles per hour. Overnight there is about a 40 percent chance of rain, with temperatures dropping into the mid-40s and winds picking up with possible gusts of 30 miles per hour.
NEWS
April 20, 2011
Friday marks the 41 s t anniversary of Earth Day and provides the customary opportunity to take stock of the environmental movement in this country. Unfortunately, for all the talk of the greening of America, it's been a pretty rotten 12 months for the planet and its defenders. Just look at the bookend events: A year ago this week, the Gulf of Mexico suffered the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Whatever the lessons learned from that trauma, it hasn't resulted in big changes to the country's oil-dependent energy strategies.
FEATURES
Tim Wheeler | April 22, 2013
Today is Earth Day , a day when environmentalists and concerned citizens around the world demonstrate their caring for the health of their communities, the natural world and the planet. Forty-three years ago, the first Earth Day drew an estimated 20 million Americans into the streets, into parks and onto campuses for teach-ins and protests over environmental degradation.  Organizers today claim the observance has gone global, with more than 1 billion participants. Earth Day helped launch the modern environmental movement, which provided public pressure for passage of many of the environmental laws we have today.  Like the movement, its focus has shifted from fighting obvious air and water pollution to knottier issues around how and where we live, and what we consume, most notably climate change.
NEWS
By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2010
Earth Day at the Clarksville home of Sydney Ostroff, 9, her brother Jonah, 7, and their parents, Len and Michelle, was quite an extravaganza under sparkling blue skies. The kids got time off from school Thursday and doughnuts to eat, while about 60 news reporters, photographers, construction workers, politicians, bureaucrats and neighbors, all overseen by a clattering TV helicopter, watched Gov. Martin O'Malley and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman help install photovoltaic solar panels on their roof.
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RECORD STAFF REPORT | April 25, 2012
The City of Aberdeen's annual Earth Day celebration drew a good crowd to Festival Park Saturday, as the weather cooperated with sunny skies and mild temperatures. There were plenty of games made from recycled materials for the youngsters to play and plenty of animals for them to see and touch, including turtles, a green iguana, a chinchilla and rabbits. Earth Day also featured a number of environmental exhibits and activities such as face-painting and tie-dyed shirt making.
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Tim Wheeler | April 20, 2012
Earth Day weekend is upon us.  I can tell because my email inbox is jammed with pitches for "green" products and corporate campaigns: Clothing made from recycled plastic bottles; natural skin care products; hybrid auto accessories, even pet waste collection bags. Marketing has its place, I suppose. But in keeping with the origins of Earth Day, there are plenty of opportunities to demonstrate concern about the state of our planet and community, without having to buy stuff. Here are some: Baltimore Green Works is holding a week's worth of activities from April 21 to April 28 in celebration of Earth Day. On Saturday, there'll be tree plantings and other activities in the morning, followed by EcoFest at Druid Hill Park from noon to 5 p.m. Gardening workshops, hikes and walks, bike rides, entertainment and a tree giveaway.
NEWS
AEGIS STAFF REPORT | April 21, 2014
Two new sites have been added to Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway's 14th annual River Sweep, a volunteer shoreline and roadside clean-up in honor of Earth Day, that takes place on April 26 from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. The National Historic Tome School, on what was the Bainbridge Naval Training Center in Port Deposit, is a new location this year, as is Conowingo Creek Boat Launch in Conowingo. Other River Sweep sites include locations in Havre de Grace, Perryville, Port Deposit and Garrett Island.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | April 20, 2014
For the children visiting the Pearlstone Center's sustainable farm Sunday, the chickens and baby goats might have been the main event. But supporters of the Family Farm Day said they hope that interaction will be the start of a deeper connection with faith and the environment. "It touches something deeper than themselves," said Sharon Goldman Wallach, 38, who attended the day with her father and two young daughters. "It's a double hit. " The Pearlstone Center event was one of the kickoff activities for Baltimore Green Week, a weeklong affair launched in 2004 as part of a Struever Bros.
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June 10, 2013
Proceeds from Clear Your Clutter Day, an annual Earth Day initiative, at Harford Community College on April 27, were presented to Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna.
NEWS
April 25, 2013
I was happy to see that National Aquarium CEO John Racanelli wrote about the important activities that we, as individuals and as a society, can do to protect the environment, without once mentioning the impossible goal of "stopping climate change" ("Take back the planet," April 22). Sadly, Earth Day Network, the organization behind Earth Day, is not so practical. Their website for 2013 Earth Day focused so intensely on climate change that one would think they were promoting "Climate Day. " This is a big problem for Earth Day's future.
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April 22, 2013
Earth Day will be a big event at Linton Springs Elementary School. In fact, the school's Earth Day activities will actually span three days: April 22, 24 and 25. The theme will be monarch butterflies. Kindergartners at Linton Springs will make stained-glass butterflies and learn about the life cycle stages of butterflies. First- and second-graders will build a butterfly feeder, and they'll plant and mulch the garden beds. Third-graders will also make a butterfly feeder and weed invasive plants from stream site and surrounding areas on the school grounds.
BUSINESS
April 22, 2013
Stars are shooting, drinking, driving and chomping, and the government is watching. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for April 22, 2013.  You have to love Congress. America's favorite band of geriatric jokers decided it would be hi-LAR-ious to use a week full of manhunts and explosions as a backdrop for jamming through the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which many civil libertarians view as the most Orwellian surveillance-state bill since the Patriot Act. The bill, which moves from the House to the Senate this week, is co-sponsored by Maryland's own Dutch Ruppersberger.
NEWS
May 8, 1992
The Broadneck Baptist Church will sponsor an Earth Day Celebration May 9 and 10. All events are free and the public is welcome.The celebration starts at 10 a.m. Saturday with a children's pre-cycling class for children 6 to 11, and a youth workshop for 12- to 18-year-olds.On Sunday at 10 a.m., there will be church services with an environmental theme.Information: 757-8583.
NEWS
April 22, 1995
Remember Arbor Day? It's April 28, a national holiday for more than a century, the first official observance in the United States to recognize our obligation to protect the environment.Arbor Day tree-planting ceremonies signaled America's commitment to a sustainable society, even if limited to ensuring fresh crops of forests for future harvest. The manifold benefits of trees to a healthy environment, not just to human consumption, were recognized by few.But the idea of human trusteeship for the well-being of the earth was inherent in that nationwide holiday.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick | April 22, 2013
As part of Baltimore Green Week, the Nature Conservancy and the Oyster Recover Partnership are hosting an Earth Day "mix and mingle" event tonight at McCormick & Schmick's Staff from both organizations will introduce the new One for the Bay campaign, a new awareness and fundraising campaign that will support the organizations' ongoing efforts to help restore the Chesapeake Bay's oyster population. The One for the Bay reception is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. tonight at McCormick & Schmick's , 711 Eastern Ave. For information about the reception go to the Nature Conservancy website . And find more Baltimore Green Week events here . And B&O Brasserie is hosting an Earth Day oyster happy hour tonight from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oysters will be available for $1 for guests, and all collected oyster shells will be donated to the Oyster Recovery Program.
NEWS
By John Racanelli | April 22, 2013
For over 40 years, Earth Day has sent a powerful message: that each of us has both the capacity and the duty to support the environment that sustains us. This is certainly a message that dedicated conservationists can get behind, but what about everyday people with busy lives, kids to raise and jobs to keep? For many, Earth Day has become a day of celebration rather than an urgent call to join a movement. Earth Day Network, the organization behind Earth Day, cites the impressive statistic that 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
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