Sunday, April 20, 2014

Earth and Arbor 2014

by Nancy Turnage, VRPS Central Office

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22; events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection.  It was first celebrated in 1970 and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.
  1. Learn more about the history of Earth Day here:

Arbor Day is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees.  Although usually observed in the spring, the date varies, depending on climate and suitable planting season.  In Virginia, Arbor Day coincides with National Arbor Day, which is the last Friday in April.  This year, Arbor Day is Friday, April 25, 2014.

Learn more about the history of Arbor Day:

Follow the link to find Earth and Arbor Day celebrations in Virginia, courtesy of Virginia Tourism Corporation.

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