Earth Day is what YOU make it
by Chris Klein
an Diego Earth Day invites you to put your mark on Earth
Day '95. SDED is looking for project leaders for several events planned
for the 1995 season. We are also looking for individuals with new ideas
that they would like to see realized.
If you would like to participate, or want to learn more
about what is planned for '95, please attend one of the two public meetings
to be held in December:
Date Time Location
The meetings will be informal, and everyone will have
a chance to share their ideas and commitments.
December 7 (Wed) 5:00pm San Diego Natural History Museum
December 13 (Tue) 6:00pm Mira Mesa Library on New Salem Street
A date to remember
April 22, 1995 will be the 25th Anniversary of Earth
Day. Worldwide, an expected half-billion people are expected to take part.
Each will demonstrate their commitment to - and concern for - the earth
in their own way. They will attend rallies, fairs and conferences, plant
trees, participate in cleanups and raise money for and contribute to their
chosen environmental organizations.
Earth Day 95 also marks the sixth anniversary of San
Diego Earth Day. SDED is a volunteer-run, nonprofit organization dedicated
to a clean, healthy, prosperous future. Events throughout the year encourage
people to take individual action for the future.
Projects being planned locally include: cleanups, walkathons,
tree-plantings, environmental art projects, Business Environmental Acheivement
awards, the VIP (Very Important Planet) reception, the TEAM Passport for
a Better World and, of course, the EarthFair.
More than 70,000 people are expected to attend the sixth
annual EarthFair, to be held in Balboa Park on Sunday, April 23, 1995 from
10:00am - 5:00pm. EarthFair will feature more than 250 displays and exhibits
by nonprofit organizations, companies with environmental goods and services,
and local, state and national government organizations. EarthFair will also
host four stages of entertainment, natural foods and a special children's
activity area. EarthFair is the largest free environmental event in California,
produced entirely by 400 volunteers.
For more information on Earth Day activities, to volunteer,
or to receive exhibitor or sponsorship information, please call 496-6666.