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Ephraim Snowdrift (Newspaper) - April 5, 1990, Ephraim, Utah Volume 66 no. To thursday Ephraim Utah 84627students participate in worldwide awareness by Erin Gilbert staff writer of april 22,1970,25 million people in communities across the nation took part in the original Earth Day. This event fathered the modern environmental movement. Time Magazine recognized Quot environment As 1970�?Ts Issue of the year Quot and Earth Day As one of the great milestones that put it there. It was the largest demonstration in history. Shortly after the Federal government created the environmental Protection Agency. Along with Congress this Agency passed legislation to protect our air and water. Twenty years ago demonstrators pledged to give their children a More Safe clean and balanced world than their parents had Given them. Now we Are on the threshold of Quot the Green decade Quot wondering what went wrong. The world is gearing up for Earth Day 1990, in an Effort to make sure that there is a world for our children to experience learn from and enjoy. A Quarter of a million people Are bom everyday and we cannot afford to be ignorant or noncommittal. The idea of Earth Day is to make people aware of what is going on around them and in some instances what they Are doing to contribute to the degradation. No longer is environmentalism an Issue for hippies and Flower children. There is a growing number of people from All backgrounds making a concerted Effort to educate themselves and those around them. Environmental victories Are always a result of a mobilized was the largest demonstration in history. Locally the week of april 1621 will be filled with opportunities to perform service j Ike tree planting laying Sod at West Campus clean up and cycling. Lectures will be offered in the evenings on environmental issues. Local schools in Ephraim Manti and it. Pleasant will have the Opportunity to participate in poster contests and presentations on the environment. On april 21, there will be an education fair in the activity Center highlighting these issues. For More information Contact Renee Mauche. The week will culminate with Earth Day on april 22,1990. The Earth Day staff at Stanford University reported that Quot it May produce a demonstration of too million people in 133 countries United in a plea to the global leaders to get on with the great clean up of environment could be classified As the Issue of the year in 1970, surely we should do All we can to make sure that the 1990 s Are classified As the decade of change. His tune to turn the trends around. A sense of urgency is persuading our conversations about the Earth it is every citizen on the Earth a responsibility to get involved. Denis Hayes the founder of Earth Day summed it up by saying Quot if you re worried about the environment there a a huge array of things you can do. Doing something Concrete with your life generates a commitment Ami if that commitment is Strong enough the political leaders will have to Honor it Quot

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