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April 11, 2017 > Half Pints: Earth Day program slated in Hayward

Half Pints: Earth Day program slated in Hayward

Submitted By Bria Reiniger

Start designing your own reusable bag, make a nature journal, or learn new ways to respect our planet and its vibrant ecosystems that support all forms of life. Those are just a few of the things visitors can do during a History for Half Pints: Earth Day program sponsored by the Hayward Area Historical SocietyÕs Museum of History and Culture on April 22.

Earth Day was established in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. senator from Wisconsin as a way to raise environmental awareness. That year, 20 million people across the United States gathered to talk about the environment and ways to stem pollution. This opened the door to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species acts.

By 1990 Earth Day had gone global with 200 million people in more than 140 countries participating in environmental education programs, causes and events. Today, the focus is on recycling, global warming and clean energy.

History for Half Pints: Earth Day
Saturday, April 22
10 a.m. Ð 1 p.m.
22380 Foothill Blvd., Hayward
$5 adults, $3 students and seniors
Museum members and children under 4 admitted free
(510) 581-0223

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