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Articles About Earth Day

  • Bounty of village Earth Day events

    To commemorate the 42nd annual Earth Day this weekend, a mix of fun and education are on hand as an environmentally conscious village steps up to raise awareness about the beauty, and fragility, of the global ecosystem.

  • A closer look at the Glen

    Nine of Glen Helen’s seasoned naturalists will lead a series of hands-on, family-friendly programs for Earth Day, Saturday, April 23, including a Tiny Things workshop led by naturalist Kathleen Soler, with Hannah Brewster at left. Events take place at the Outdoor Education Center and Raptor Center beginning at 8 a.m. with a youth and family fun run, followed by programs on fossils, backyard birds and Ohio wildlife. Events run until 2 p.m. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    The nine naturalists who came last August to live in Glen Helen and lead the preserve’s educational programs throughout the year have grown fond of their home in the woods.

  • Celebrate Earth Day

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    Earth Day 2011 will be celebrated in Yellow Springs with several events this week.

  • Don’t worry, it’s been fed…

    Two days after Earth Day, about 200 to 250 people came to the second annual Green Fair on Saturday, April 24, at the Glen Helen building to engage in 25 interactive booths celebrating the natural world. The booths included a free market of recycled toys and activities such as seed start planting, aluminum can crushing and energy bike riding. Black Oak Project members, right, Sharath Krishna and Aisha Washington, from Central State University, brought a red tailed bull snake the group uses to educate urban youth about nature. The snake succeeded in mesmerizing, from left, Elliot Wiggins, Vaughn Hendrickson, Jude Meekin and Phillip Diamond. CJ Williams of Eco-Mental organized the event to honor Earth Day in a fun way that “takes out the consumption part of recycle, reduce and reuse.” The event was sponsored in partnership with the Glen, Central State, the Black Oak Project, Clay + Star and the Dayton STEM School. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

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  • Green Fair touts Earth care

    “We’re trying to change our lives,” event organizer Rob Content said in a recent interview. He looked at Jorie Sieck, a youth organizer, and added, “as grownups, this is a challenge.” Content thinks that events like the Earth Day Fair bring people together, and that working together is what makes personal change possible.

    Living Green co-owner C.J. Williams defines “green” as anything with a focus on sustainability that is good for the Earth and good for individuals. More than 20 tables representing green individuals, green businesses and green non-profits are confirmed for the day, she said.

  • Earth Day: busy and green

    Called by the spring weather, Yellow Springs is organizing a weekend of events to get people thinking about how to respect the planet in honor of Earth Day coming up on April 22. The focus? Garbage! And energy! And compact fluorescent lightbulbs!