Tag Archives: Earth Day

City of Memphis Marks Earth Day With Tree Plantings

An estimated one billion or more people in 192 countries commemorated Earth Day on Friday, April 22nd, including the City of Memphis. Superintendent Roy Monroe reported a pair of trees were planted in Johnson Park as part of the celebration that fosters environmental awareness while promoting such activities as community clean ups, and like this […]

Area Citizens Plan to Promote, Celebrate Earth Day

    by Andrea Brassfield  Earth Day, April 22, is a day to celebrate the environment. The first Earth Day was organized in 1970 to promote the ideas of ecology, encourage respect for life on earth, and highlight growing concern over pollution of the soil, air, and water. Earth Day is now observed in 140 nations with […]