Earth Day began on April 22, 1970 and has been celebrated every year on the same date. Then and now, it’s a day to reflect on our planet, our environment and what we can do to help keep them healthy. As a result of this movement, the following agency and acts were established and passed…
- The Environmental Protection Agency was established later in 1970.
- The tough Clean Air Act of 1970 was passed with only a handful of dissenting votes in both Houses of Congress.
- The Federal Occupational Health and Safety Act aimed at “in-plant pollution” was passed by a coalition of labor and environmental groups.
- Within the next three years, such landmarks as the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act were passed.
Of course, their is still so much to do! Everyone can make a difference just by simply recycling our waste. At “BAKED” we use compostable packaging, we recycle paper, plastics, cans, and glass and we compost our kitchen waste. We are so fortunate to have the help and support of Grow Berlin Green (GBG). GBG is a three year campaign and collaborative project between Assateague Coastal Trust (ACT), Lower Shore Land Trust (LSLT) and Maryland Coastal Bays Program (MCBP) in an effort to make a positive impact on Berlin’s enviroment.
GBG organizes events, educational conferences, contests and community spruce-up days, just to name of few. On Saturday, April 16th they will host the 3RD Annual Take Pride in Berlin Clean-Up Day. According to their website, www. growberlingreen.org the day will feature…
many opportunities to help clean and spruce up the ditches, grounds and facilities around the Berlin area, including picking up litter, cleaning recreational equipment and placing storm water decals on designated storm drains around town. The festivities after will include a chance to sign up for rain barrels, a special Green Box drawing, music from the band Galaxy Collection who will be “Jamming for the Land”, and many other fun activities, crafts, food and give aways.
It’s not too late to register for this event or to get involved, become part of this movement and make positive change! Think about this…
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – gandhi