Wisconsin has a proud history of leadership in waste reduction, recycling and environmental protection. AROW is extremely honored to be a part of that legacy at it celebrates Earth Day 2017.
“The work that AROW members do every day, ensuring recycling programs runs seamlessly and providing workable strategies to reduce waste, are critical to Gaylord Nelson’s idea that, ‘Every person has the inalienable right to a decent environment,’” stated Melessa Johnson, AROW’s President. “On Earth Day, and every day, AROW asks Wisconsinite’s to strive to reduce waste and recycle more.”
What is Earth Day?
In spring 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day as a way to force this issue onto the national agenda. Twenty million Americans demonstrated in different U.S. cities, and it worked! In December 1970, Congress authorized the creation of a new federal agency to tackle environmental issues, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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2017 Earth Day Campaign
Recycle More Wisconsin, a program of the Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin, is offering residents opportunities to celebrate and promote recycling by taking part in state and nationwide Earth Day campaigns. Starting April 3, residents can take advantage of events and opportunities around the state and online to learn about recycling. These events lead up to Earth Day on Saturday, April 22.
Starting April 3rd, the Recycle More Wisconsin Facebook page will be launching our statewide “Earth Day 2017” campaign by featuring images and facts that encourage individuals to recycle. The campaign will run right up to Earth Day on April 22 and we’ll use the hashtags #EarthDay2017 #RecycleMoreWI. Join our campaign by going to our Facebook Page, like our page, share our posts, and utilize the hashtags.
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One of the most important factors of the first Earth was that events were locally organized in a grassroots fashion, not planned by the government. This empowered people to get involved, planning events in their community for their community.
We have compiled a list of events that we have heard about. There may be others. Connect with your local environmental agencies to see if something is happening in your area.