The first Earth Day in the U.S. was 46 years ago on April 22, 1970. It's considered the birth date of the modern environmental movement. Today, Earth Day is a worldwide event to celebrate the earth and raise awareness of environmental issues.
Joining us with a look at the history of Earth Day, the progress made since the first one and local plans for marking the day are Secretary of the Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition, ER Beach; Green Umbrella Executive Director Kristin Weiss; and Albert Sigman with Cleanlites Recycling.
The Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition will host the 46th Cincinnati Earth Day Celebration on Saturday April 16 at Sawyer Point from Noon- 5 p.m. The event is free, for more information click here.
For information on Earth Day events at the Cincinnati Nature Center, click here.
Fifty West Brewing Company, 50 West Cycling Company and Great Parks of Hamilton County will hold an Early Earth Day Trail Clean Up on Sunday, April 17 starting at 10 a.m. to help clean up a portion of the Little Miami Scenic Trail near the corner of Wooster Pike and Newtown Road. For more information click here.