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Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. The idea came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the destruction caused by the 1969 massive oil spill off the Santa Barbara coast. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, he realized that if he could combine that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. In honor of the movement, every April the Environmental Council of Sacramento celebrates Earth Day.
The 7th Annual Earth Day Celebration will be filled with local businesses and groups offering goods and services dedicated to saving you money, living more healthfully and protecting our environment.
At this free event, people can learn more about their impact on our environment and how to make small changes for a more sustainable lifestyle. There will also be live music, art, food available for purchase, and crafts and activities for all ages.
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Who: Environmental Council of Sacramento
What: Sacramento Earth Day
When: April 21 from 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: Southside Park, 2115 Sixth St., Sacramento
Cost: Free, plus cost of food