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The Garden Club of America Celebrates Earth Day 2022


April 22, 2022

Rusticus GC Helps Plant Trees

Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Earth Day 1970 achieved a rare political alignment, enlisting support from Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, urban dwellers and farmers, business and labor leaders. By the end of 1970, the first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of other first of their kind environmental laws, including the National Environmental Education Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and the Clean Air Act. Two years later Congress passed the Clean Water Act.

In 1990, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries. Today, Earth Day is widely recognized as the largest secular observance in the world, marked by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behavior and create global, national and local policy changes.

In honor of Earth Day 2022, the Rusticus Garden Club in Bedford, NY, is asking its members to plant a tree. The club is participating in two Earth Day events, one on April 23rd organized by Pound Ridge, and the second on April 24th, organized by Bedford 2030, a​​ community-based effort to achieve aggressive climate action goals identified in the Bedford Climate Action Plan. The club is also offering a list of  native trees which support wildlife and grow well in the area. In one hundred years, the club hopes to have reforested Bedford with healthy trees.

To learn more about Earth Day 2022 please visit Earth Day 2022.


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