CHAPEL HILL, NC – Carolina Meadows’ resident-run environmental groups are celebrating the 45th Annual Earth Day in a big way by hosting a fun-filled Earth Day Fair in the Carolina Meadows Auditorium from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 22.
The fair will features nine stations designed to raise awareness of issues relating to Earth’s wellness, including recycling and conservation, energy and climate change, solarization in North Carolina, sustainable agriculture and carbon footprint. The event will include a slide show with photos from the Earth Charter Initiative, snacks and raffle prizes.
The event is organized by Carolina Meadows’ Environmental Wellness Team, Energy and Environment Working Group and Recycling and Conservation Committee. It is one of the many Earth Day events being held in communities in the U.S. and across the globe on April 22.
This year marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, which was founded in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. senator from Wisconsin. Moved by the ravages of the massive oil spill that took place in Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1969, Sen. Nelson channeled the energy of the college-based anti-war movement to mobilize support for action on emerging concerns related to the environment.
A resident’s garden at Carolina Meadows
“Since the first event in 1970, the annual Earth Day activities have raised awareness about the importance of taking care of our environment and preserving Earth’s resources for future generations,” said Charlie Lehmann, a Carolina Meadows resident and member of the community’s Recycling and Conservation Committee. “We invite all of our Carolina Meadows neighbors and other local citizens to join us on April 22 to celebrate and learn about sustaining the Earth, the primary context for promoting all aspects of wellness.”