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By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN STAFF | April 17, 2001
The kickoff for the 12-day Urban Earth Day celebration was held yesterday next to a healthy city garden on Baltimore's east side that used to be a vacant lot with trash, broken-down cars and violent crime. Urban Earth Day is an observance that includes a citywide cleanup, an art show, tree planting, quilt making, speeches and storytelling. The celebration coincides with international Earth Day, which is Sunday, and marks 31 years since environmentalists first tried to draw attention to the planet's health with a day of activities and demonstrations.
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By Newsday | April 20, 2000
The United States will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, and who better to have as host of the Earth Day 2000 celebration on the Mall in Washington, than "the King of the World" himself, Leonardo DiCaprio. The day includes a concert featuring James Taylor, Carole King and Clint Black. The Environmental Defense Council site at www. environmentaldefense.org provides more details of the celebration and considerable information about significant ways the environmentally conscious among us can make a difference -- including links to such online initiatives as Scorecard (www.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | April 21, 1993
Let's be honest -- at first glance, the concept behind Concerts for the Environment seems like a great way to raise money and maybe raise some consciousness. But change the world? Get real.Yet that's pretty much what Michael Martin and his colleagues at Concerts for the Environment have been doing since they organized their first Earth Day concert in 1990. Since then, they've not only expanded their base, moving from a single annual concert to this year's three-show approach (the others were held over the weekend in New York and Los Angeles)
NEWS
April 11, 1991
The Linde Division of Union Carbide Corp. launched "Rooting for America -- The Linde Community Tree-Planting Program," a nationwide environmental program, last year.This year, the Anne Arundel County offices of the New Jersey-based division are working to get North County communities involved in planting tree seedlings in what it calls special-care grounds.The young trees are tended in the areas for two or three years, until they are strong enough for transplanting.The offices are making a $2,500 cash donation to the Anne Arundel Beautification Programto purchase the trees.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Staff Writer | April 27, 1993
Last week's Earth Day concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion produced good music, a near-capacity crowd, thousands of dollars for the environmental movement and one unintended result -- noise pollution.At least that's what 10 Columbia residents who live nearby said when they called the county police to complain about the week-night concert.The Earth Day concert featured Midnight Oil, Violent Femmes, Michelle Shocked, NRBQ, the Robert Cray Band and Rumors of the Big Wave. The show, scheduled to start at 6 p.m., began an hour late and ended about 11:45 p.m. instead of 10:30 p.m., said Jean Parker, Merriweather's general manager.
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By Drew Bailey and Drew Bailey,Evening Sun Staff | April 22, 1991
Jenn Donello has less than a year until she turns 21 years old, a condition that kept her -- and several friends -- out of the 21st observance of Earth Day here.Yesterday's event was supposed to have taken place at Baltimore's Druid Hill Park, but as rain and windy conditions continued throughout the day, organizers moved it inside to Max's on Broadway, a Fell's Point Bar that doesn't admit anyone who is not of Maryland's legal drinking age."It's crazy," Donello said outside the bar, to loud agreement from half a dozen friends.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | April 23, 1993
They were trying to celebrate Earth Day last night at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, but to tell the truth, Mother Nature didn't seem much in the mood. It was cold, damp, and breezy -- hardly the ideal conditions for lawn seats.Yet that didn't stop a near-capacity crowd from huddling there and enjoying themselves anyway.Granted, the fact that they were doing it for a good cause seemed to lighten the discomfort a little.But what really warmed the audience was the music -- red-hot performances by Midnight Oil, the Robert Cray Band, NRBQ and others.
FEATURES
By Steve McKerrow | April 15, 1992
ON AND OFF THE AIR:* CBS checks in ahead of next week's Earth Day observations (April 22) tonight with a youth-oriented, hourlong special in which a variety of show business notables deliver their views on the subject."
NEWS
By TOM HORTON | April 22, 1995
On this, the 25th Earth Day, here is a list of not-so-simple things you can do for the bay and the planet.The simple things that will be done throughout Maryland in celebrations today are wonderful -- recycle, pick up trash, plant a tree, install fluorescent lights -- who could argue?But sharing the Earth and the Chesapeake, forever, with all the rest of nature is as complex and frustrating, as pleasurable and rewarding, as life itself.Up with citiesFrom metropolis to village, livable urban centers have been a crowning achievement of every great and enduring civilization.
NEWS
By KATHY SUTPHIN | April 23, 1993
What started in Mount Airy four years ago with the planting of a small tree at Watkins Park has blossomed into a two-day, townwide observance of Earth Day this weekend.Activities new to the Earth Day event reflect the interests of the 10-person committee, said Chairwoman Pam Brewer, a member of the town's Recycling Commission. This year's observance is focused on the theme, "Celebrate Earth Day -- It's a Family Affair."The committee's enthusiasm has resulted in a more child-oriented fair tomorrow, a family concert at a local church tomorrow evening and a 6.2-mile run on Sunday morning.
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