The official webpage for Earth Day 2013 which lands on Monday, April 22 has lots of information to help you get involved, in the know, and in motion.
In the middle of Kansas, Salina may seem to be relatively unaffected. But did you know the droughts and dryness we have are a huge example of how climate change is impacting us? Kansas is directly referenced in Earth Day talks due to our history of farming and the droughts that keep coming stronger and more often.
So, naturally, the focus this Earth Day is on climate change:
"For many, climate change can often seem remote and hazy – a vague and complex problem far off in the distance that our grandchildren may have to solve. But that’s only because they’re still fortunate enough to be insulated from its mounting consequences. Climate change has very real effects on people, animals, and the ecosystems and natural resources on which we all depend. Left unchecked, they’ll spread like wildfire."
Why not get educated to see what YOU can do to make a difference in the Salina climate and community?
Discover Salina Naturally is a free event for families and individuals alike to discover Salina's past, present, and future.
Spring Spruce Up gets everyone involved and working to better Salina's natural beauty and resources.
Click here for even more information about Earth Day in Salina, KS.