Saturday, April 21, 2007

Earth Day

Any effort that helps clean up the pollutants in our air, earth, and water is to be celebrated and this is certainly one of them with lasting historic value and one your faithful blogger attended during its inaugural year at UCD and whose tie dye was surely in evidence.

Corporate joins tie-dyed for Earth Day
By Deb Kollars - Bee Staff Writer
Published 12:00 am PDT Saturday, April 21, 2007

In the hearts of many environmentalists, Earth Day comes each April like an old, familiar friend. It's a day to plant a tree, clean up a riverbank, or gather with like-minded souls on a campus lawn to celebrate the marvels of the planet.

This year, in a distinct shift, more people than ever -- including a wave of corporate, government and international interests -- are marking the day, which is being celebrated around the world Sunday.

Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores set up first-time collection centers in the Sacramento area this weekend to recycle old computers, televisions and other electronics. Half a world away, the Chinese government has ordered its entire citizenry to participate in Earth Day.

And on Wednesday, California's Department of General Services held its first ever Earth Day celebration at the triangular ziggurat building in West Sacramento. The crowded event spilled onto the sun-dappled parkway along the Sacramento River, and featured a spectrum of displays ranging from "Dave the Solar Powered DJ" to private sector heavyweights such as PG&E and AT&T.