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Posted on: April 4, 2018

Village of Olympia Fields Earth Day: A Day to Honor the Earth – A week long celebration!

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Village of Olympia Fields Earth Day: A Day to Honor the Earth – A week long celebration!

Here is what Village residents can do in their subdivisions:   

The first Earth Day family had participants and celebrants in two thousand colleges and universities, roughly ten thousand primary and secondary schools, and hundreds of communities across the United States in 1970. More importantly, it "brought 20 million Americans out into the spring sunshine for peaceful demonstrations in favor of environmental reform."  It now is observed in 192 countries, and coordinated by the nonprofit Earth Day Network, chaired by the first Earth Day 1970 organizer Denis Hayes, according to whom Earth Day is now "the largest secular holiday in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year."

This year, Earth Day falls on Friday April 20th.   Within our Village, there will be an Earth Week Celebration.  With many of us having busy schedules with work, school and family why not schedule time between Saturday April 21st through April 29th with family and neighbors and spend a little time together improving the appearance of your neighborhood?  Come together on your street, bring a plastic garbage bag and gloves.  Picking up litter will demonstrate to other residents as well as non-residents that we have a sense of pride for our neighborhood. It’s also a good time to say hello to those neighbors you haven’t seen all winter and to welcome our newest community members. 

The organizing is left to each resident to schedule their own household members and encourage a neighbor or two.  Litter free streets and common areas not only is appealing to view, it also shows perspective residents that our sub-division is a great place to live!  It all starts with keeping unity in our community!

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