The first Earth
Day was celebrated 40 years ago today. That was before the
Environmental Protection Agency existed. Before the Clean
Water, Clean Air and Endangered Species Acts were passed. And well
concerns over global warming.
Music for Earth Day, including From Grandmother’s Garden by Amy Beach, Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony (new recording from the Minnesota Orchestra and conductor Osmo Vanska), Adirondack Children’s Songs by Gregg Smith, and much more.
Antonin Dvorak takes us on a walk "In Nature’s Realm" for this Earth Day…the morning continues to unfold in a bouquet of springtime waltzes and songs, Saint-Saens’ "Carnival of the Animals", Francaix’s "Flower-clock Suite", and a serenade to a tree from Handel’s opera "Xerxes".
In honor of Earth Day, a group
of students from Rutland High
be handing out homemade shopping bags today. Their goal? To make people more aware of the
environmental costs of using disposable plastic ones.
Earth Day is being observed throughout Vermont today with a variety of activities. In
Chittenden County, an effort is being launched to reduce homeowners’
carbon emissions. And in southern Vermont, a beer company is about to invest in cleaner energy.
Ross Sneyd has more.