Wednesday, April 22 is Earth Day. First established in 1970 by then-U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day has grown to a worldwide celebration involving 5000 environmental groups in 184 countries reaching out to millions of people. How will you celebrate Earth Day?
Search the library catalog for books about Earth Day, mostly for the children's age range. Other kids' books offer suggestions for craft projects using recycled materials. For adults seeking more in-depth information, search for such topics as sustainable living and organic gardening.
Or celebrate by getting outside! Join in at Chandler's Earth Day and Arbor Day celebration on Saturday, April 25, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Environmental Education Center at Veterans Oasis Park in southeast Chandler. This free, family-friendly event will include live animal presentations, craft activities, food and beverage vendors, and information booths offering sustainability tips. Learn more at chandleraz.gov.