Earth Day is an international event celebrated around the world to pledge support for environmental protection. The year 2021 marks the 51st anniversary of the annual celebrations. It started in 1970 and is a day to raise awareness and do positive things for the environment. Senator Gaylord Nelson is considered the father of Earth Day. He created Earth Day as a way to force this issue onto the national agenda. Twenty million Americans demonstrated in different U.S. cities, and it worked! The 2021 year’s theme for Earth Day was ‘Restore Our Earth‘.
Earth Day happens every year on April 22 however in the Coastal Bend, it is celebrated on a Saturday on or as close to the 22th to facilitate participation and attendance. NMG partnered with the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation (CBBF) to setup a site in Corpus Christi. With the support of the Jewish Community Center (JCC) who allowed us to use the entire parking area in front of the JCC, we have booths to pass out handouts and gift bags. We had other groups and vendors present to provide an appealing venue.
Norma Hernandez was the event coordinator. She is the contact for future Earth Day events. Contact her at TreasurerElect.NuecesMG@gmail.com.