Monday, April 20, 2009

Earth Day Celebration Set for Market Square

For some people this Wednesday, April 22, may be just another ordinary day. But for others it marks Earth Day, the annual celebration of the environment. As part of the celebration, the Rachel Carson Institute, Sustainable Pittsburgh, Champions of Sustainability, and the City of Pittsburgh will co-host a downtown Earth Day party in Market Square from 11-1. The celebration will feature a solar-powered DJ and will focus on raising awareness of environmental issues. Acting Director of the Rachel Carson Institute Nancy Gift says her focus is on local and urban farming and reduction of carbon emissions--two subjects which she says the President Obama has taken a major stance on. Gift says even if picking up litter or planting trees is not for you, something as simple as a hike through your neighborhood or refraining from driving on Earth Day is ample celebration.

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