For those that were wondering, I am still around. The last minute inspiration that led to the January issue, and this issue that follows, has thrown me deep into a swirl of growth, stimulation, expansion with an urge to let go of the old and grab unto the new. A perfect example is the face lift on our home that just this minute was completed. A year long project that began with new ceilings, flooring, and painting indoors and out, turned into new windows and coverings, a new front door, garage door, and beautiful redwood siding that adds a wonderful color accent to the exterior. And we did everything in the greenest way possible.
It has been busy. The last few months I have begun to work on Earth Day, probably my most important project each year. 2010 year marks the 40th anniversary of the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970 in which over twenty million Americans from across the nation participated in teach-ins, protests, and actions to bring attention to environmental concerns of the day. In 1990, twenty years later, still focused on solutions and to preserve and protect the environment, the Earth Day movement went global. It drew a record 200 million participants in 141 countries. Locally, the grassroots community united to hold the first Earth Day event in San Luis Obispo County on April 21, 1990.
In recognition of the 20/40 anniversaries and the urgent need for each person to be the solution to the environmental concerns we face, the Earth Day Alliance, Inc. is asking everyone to “put your green footprint forward” Earth Day season: the first day of spring, March 20 through bike month, May 31. We are asking individuals of all ages, groups, businesses, churches, cities, bands, schools, to commit to doing some act of green kindness.
By connecting the green dots with each others, and in everything we do our efforts and outreach will multiply and bring about increased results in the quickest amount of time. Register your green plan during February at www.earthdayalliance.com.
Earth Day SLO will take place on April 24. We are working with others in the county to inspire the green theme, i.e. SLO Film Festival, Pismo Beach Concerts, SLO City Parks & Recreation and more. Watch for the green footprint we’ll be putting forward throughout the county.
The Earth Day Alliance, Inc., a nonprofit 501c3, was created for the sole purpose of coordinating an annual free Earth Day event and to raise awareness, offer solutions and unite the community for the wellbeing of the planet. Your donations will support Earth Day 2010 and continuing education throughout the community.
P.S. Watch for the long version of the transformation of Information Press. It will begin to unfold over the next few weeks.