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Earth Day 2010

The original logo from 1970.
The original logo from 1970.

Well, it's here again! Since 1970, people worldwide have been celebrating Earth Day as a way of raising awareness for environmental issues. One interesting fact concerning the day is that it is celebrated in spring in the Northern Hemisphere, but in autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. Earth Day originally got its start in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in April of 1970 as "Earth Week", and has since become observed by nearly every nation in the world.  The observance was first organized by students of the University of Pennsylvania, in coordination with grassroots leaders and businessmen, all of whom were concerned about the state of the earth's environment.

Today is a rainy day in Denver, which in a way is fitting, because it's turning everything green! However, the rain might also interfere with some Earth Day activities that are planned for outside. Then again, it's Denver, which means there will almost certainly be some breaks in the rain. If you're looking for a way to get involved, then you really ought to head down to the Denver Earth Day Fair, located on the west lawn of Civic Center Park today, from 10 AM to 2 PM, where there will a lot of different exhibits and activities going on that will hopefully encourage and inspire everyone to do their part to make our planet our a better place. The event is free to the public, but you might want to bring an umbrella with you just in case.

Happy Earth Day everyone, and if you don't do it already...RECYCLE!!!