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Apr. 20 2010 - 6:00 pm | 169 views | 0 recommendations | 4 comments

40th anniversary of Earth Day celebrated on April 22, 2010 (Iceland is having its own)

Earth Day globe on Whidbey Island. Sue Frause photo.

Earth day globe. Photo by Sue Frause.

Iceland is having its own special Earth Day this year, and it’s being tweeted about around the world.

Maybe it’s the country’s dramatic way of celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, which was proposed by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin in 1969.

Today, it’s celebrated in 175 countries around the world. Although when I went to the Earth Day 2010 website to see where events were happening, I received this message:

Our website is currently experiencing extremely high traffic due to Earth Day 2010. Earth Day 2010 can be a turning point to advance climate policy, energy efficiency, renewable energy and green jobs. Please check back soon.

Earth Day Canada is celebrating 20 years, and they too are jumping on the big Earth Day spaceship, with activities ranging from an Earth Walk in Victoria, British Columbia to Green Knitting in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Green knitting?

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I’ll be celebrating Earth Day by attending a three-day culinary agritourism event in Whatcom County in my home state of Washington. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the earth than by honoring and patronizing the producers and vendors who are providing locally grown products for both commercial and private use. Farm to table is the way to go.


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