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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
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 James Reidy III | April 19, 1991
THE ANNUAL celebration of the Earth is Sunday. The event provides a perfect opportunity to focus our attention on the goal of a clean and healthy planet. In addition, Earth Day provides an atmosphere appropriate to the consideration of a peaceful planet. Indeed, in light of recent events in the Persian Gulf, I believe the issues of peace and energy conservation have become inextricably intertwined."The avarice of mankind is insatiable." Aristotle observed this of his species more than 2,000 years ago. Today, our greed for oil appears insatiable.
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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.
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 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."
FEATURES
April 22, 1994
On the first Earth Day in 1970, environmentalists threw down the gauntlet saying, "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem." If you can at least answer half of these questions correctly, consider yourself environmentally literate and part of the solution.1. In 1950, 30 percent of the Earth's land was covered with tropical rain forests. Today, how much remains?a) 27 percentb) 17 percentc) 10 percentd) 7 percent2. Who took EPA agents hostage in 1980 to draw attention to Love Canal and is now an activist in Washington?
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.
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