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Mon, 19 Apr 2021 08:00:00 -0700

This upcoming Thursday, April 22, will be the 51st observance of Earth Day, an annual day of celebration and action in honor of the living planet that sustains us 

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Updated: April 19, 2021 @ 1:48 pmTaking a walk — and picking up any litter you might find — is a good way to celebrate Earth Day.

One option is the Antelope Run Pedestrian and Bike Path, shown here with locals Hayden, Ariana and Jena Robinson.Establishing a water source for wildlife, which can be as simple as a large clay saucer placed outside, is a potential Earth Day activity with lasting benefits.

Toshimi Kristof and her husband put out water and attract all sorts of wildlife, like these California quail and a California Towhee.Planting flowering perennials that benefit pollinators will attract butterflies like this Western Tiger Swallowtail.Golden Hills Nature Park is a great place to take a walk and observe the natural world.Brite Lake offers an interesting place to explore year-round, with sightings like this Great Blue Heron (and female Brewer’s Blackbird).Taking a walk — and picking up any litter you might find — is a good way to celebrate Earth Day.

One option is the Antelope Run Pedestrian and Bike Path, shown here with locals Hayden, Ariana and Jena Robinson.Establishing a water source for wildlife, which can be as simple as a large clay saucer placed outside, is a potential Earth Day activity with lasting benefits.

Toshimi Kristof and her husband put out water and attract all sorts of wildlife, like these California quail and a California Towhee.Planting flowering perennials that benefit pollinators will attract butterflies like this Western Tiger Swallowtail.Golden Hills Nature Park is a great place to take a walk and observe the natural world.Brite Lake offers an interesting place to explore year-round, with sightings like this Great Blue Heron (and female Brewer’s Blackbird).This upcoming Thursday, April 22, will be the 51st observance of Earth Day, an annual day of celebration and action in honor of the living planet that sustains us all.

The theme of this year’s event is “Restore Our Earth” and residents of the Tehachapi Mountains can join with people from 193 different countries around the world to participate.The first Earth Day was held in 1970, in response to worsening environmental conditions across the U.S., and a couple of high-profile events: a 1969 oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara that oiled beaches and killed more than 10,000 seabirds and sea mammals, and an incident that same year when the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland caught fire, burning oil and other pollutants that floated on its surface.More than 20 million Americans — 10 percent of the country’s population at the time — took to streets and public places to participate in that first Earth Day in 1970, and it is still considered to be the largest single-day protest in human history.The event was designed to be non-partisan, and there was participation from Democrats and Republicans and across the political spectrum.

President Nixon and his wife, Betty, planted a tree on the South Lawn of the White House to recognize the first Earth Day.So what can people living in the Tehachapi Mountains do to participate in this year’s Earth Day? Well, the possibilities are endless.

In the 50 years since it was first observed, there has a long-standing tradition of Earth Day litter cleanup — by beaches, rivers, mountains, trails, roadways, etc.Your Earth Day participation can be as simple as taking a walk or a hike, while bringing along a bag to pick up any litter that you encounter.

You can walk around Brite Lake, at the Golden Hills Nature Park, along the Antelope Run bike path, up at Tehachapi Mountain Park, or some other road or path that appeals to you.Another Earth Day tradition has been plantings of all different kinds: trees, shrubs, perennials, etc.

This week is also the California Native Plant Society’s annual California Native Plant Week, so consider planting a California native plant on April 22.

Colorful native flowers that attract butterflies, bees and other pollinators are a wonderful choice.

Mountain Gardens Nursery on the corner of Curry and C Streets always has selections of native flowers and trees, and owner Rick Gillies is a great source of information on good local plant choices.

James Burns and the JDB Nursery in Cummings Valley is also a premium source of information and great plant stock.Planting your own seeds is another fun way to mark Earth Day, and when the plants get bigger it will be easy to remember what day you planted them.

Native plants, herbs, vegetables, flowers.

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planting any of them is rewarding and in keeping with the Restore Our Earth theme.Another good idea is to provide some habitat improvement for wildlife, like creating a little water source for birds and other animals to drink, putting up a hummingbird feeder or other bird feeders, a bird or bat house, etc.We live in the internet age, so of course there are many Earth Day ideas and connections to be found online.

Ultimately though, I think it’s good to spend some Earth Day time outside away from devices, simply enjoying the outdoors in our little part of America the Beautiful.However you may choose to mark Earth Day, please reflect on how lucky we are to have this beautiful planet as both our inheritance from the past, and our legacy to the future.Have a good week.Jon Hammond has written for Tehachapi News for more than 30 years.

Send email to tehachapimtnlover@gmail.com.

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Earth Day 2021

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 08:00:00 -0700

Earth Day lands in a year in which the globe was in the grips of a deadly pandemic and climate change sparked a cascade of calamities

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Our planet’s very own holiday is coming later this week.And in a year in which a deadly pandemic has had the globe in its grip and climate change helped spark a cascade of calamities from raging wildfires to a ferocious hurricane season, the focus of this year’s Earth Day couldn’t be more timely. “At the heart of Earth Day’s 2021 theme, Restore Our Earth, is optimism, a critically needed sentiment in a world ravaged by both climate change and the pandemic,” said Kathleen Rogers, president of EarthDay.org.The theme of “Restore Our Earth” focuses on restoring the world’s ecosystems through natural processes, emerging green technologies and innovative thinking.

“This year, we are also supporting local communities and areas that are disproportionately affected by environmental issues,” according to EarthDay.org. Earth Day, which takes place each year on April 22, is the most-widely observed secular holiday across the globe. It’s an event “celebrated around the world when people take time to appreciate humankind’s connection to the Earth and to raise awareness of our environmental challenges,” according to the Earth Day Initiative. a New York City-based non-profit group.John Oppermann, executive director of the Earth Day Initiative, said that “with each passing day, the urgency for climate action grows, and we are running out of time.

This is a pivotal year for our global community to acknowledge and respect the science of climate and COVID.”Like last year, most Earth Day events this year will be online because of the pandemic.”Most of our Earth Day events will be virtual with the exception of individual and small group cleanups through our ‘Great Global Cleanup’ program,” said Olivia Altman of EarthDay.org, formerly the Earth Day Network.Despite the pandemic, “there’s lots of excitement around this Earth Day,” Rogers told USA TODAY.

Overall, more than 1 billion people in 192 countries participate in each Earth Day “to build environmental democracy and advocate for sustainability,” according to EarthDay.org.”Last year, we were able to reach millions through our digital Earth Day Live event,” Altman said.

“This year, with our second-annual Earth Day Live virtual event, we believe we can grow even further.”The global show begins at noon ET on Thursday and will run parallel to the Biden administration’s global climate summit, also set for Earth Day.”Our four-hour event will be action-packed,” she promised.

“Our panels, workshops, films and performances, will include world climate leaders, activists, educators, musicians, influencers and more.” Earth Day turns 51 this year.

On the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, 20 million people came out onto the streets across the U.S., an event that to this day remains the largest civic event in human history, according to Rogers.The decade that followed saw some of America’s most popular and powerful environmental legislation, EarthDay.org says, including updates to the Clear Air Act and creation of the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency.Now, climate change has become one of the central issues of the environmental movement, and climate and environmental literacy is key to that, Rogers said. “Combined with civic education, climate and environmental literacy will create jobs, build a green consumer market and allow citizens to engage with their governments in a meaningful way to solve climate change,” Rogers said.

“EarthDay.org believes every school in the world must have compulsory, assessed climate and environmental education with a strong civic engagement component.”.

– April 19, 2021
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