The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970, founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson who believed that education is the key to changing people’s attitudes about the environment. Through his relentless commitment to the environment, he raised public awareness and created one of the largest grassroots movements still alive today.
Nelson explains, “Earth Day worked because of the spontaneous response at the grassroots level. We had neither the time nor resources to organize 20 million demonstrators and the thousands of schools and local communities that participated. That was the remarkable thing about Earth Day. It organized itself.” Earth Day is now celebrated by 500 million people in 175 countries. Please read on to learn how you can celebrate Earth Day this April 20-22nd and year-round.
::Join Cali Bamboo at Earth Day 2008::
On Saturday, April 20th, nearly 60,000 people will participate in the world’s largest annual environmental fair at San Diego’s Balboa Park. The staff here at Cali Bamboo will be on hand to educate Earth Day participants on the environmentally friendly aspects of sustainable building products such as our bamboo flooring and bamboo fencing. We will be located in Area 7N. We look forward to seeing you there!
Cali Bamboo is also participating in the 12 hours of Earth Day 2008 events put on by San Diego State University’s Enviro-Business Society. The campus-wide celebration reflects the renewed concern about the environment that college students everywhere are embracing. Cali Bamboo’s friendly, attentive and environmentally informed team will staff a booth at the event.
VISIT http://www.earthday.net to find the Earth Day 2008 celebration in your city!
MTV’s Real World Goes Green with Cali Bamboo
In its 20th season, MTV’s reality series The Real World is going green. The Real World house is an environmentally sound living space, featuring products from Cali Bamboo and other eco-friendly manufacturers. According to MTV, the house will also include a solar-heated swimming pool, energy star appliances, recycled glass counters, sustainable furniture and energy efficient lighting. Cali Bamboo products are featured in the set’s poolside bar, sure to be a popular gathering spot for cast members. Tune into MTV on April 16 for a splash of eco-friendly living.
Make Every Day Earth Day: Choose Sustainable Products
By recycling and opting for more sustainable materials such as bamboo, you can make everyday Earth Day.
FACT: Bamboo grows faster than any other plant on earth, and after being cut can regenerate to its full mass in only six months! It can also be continually re-harvested every three years without causing damage to the plant system and surrounding environment.
Sustainable products like our bamboo fencing can be used to enhance your outdoor spaces as well as inside your home! Visit our photo gallery for some great design ideas!