Earth Day Omaha 2019

January 15, 2019
  • Earth Day Omaha 2019

Earth Day Omaha April 13, 2019 at Elmwood Park

Earth Day Omaha 2019 will be celebrating its 29rd Annual Earth Day on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Elmwood Park located at 802 S. 60th Street. Earth day Omaha will feature ecological minded exhibitors, children’s activities, demonstrations, short speaker sessions, live music from local bands, and food from area vendors. Earth Day Omaha is designed to educate and inspire attendees to live green and healthy, and it’s FREE! For more info, visit Earth Day Omaha 2019.

Go Green in 2019 – Earth Day Omaha 2019

Omaha Organics is dedicated to the green movement. We realize that going green is not just a fad, it’s our future, which is why we choose to support Earth Day Omaha in its efforts to educate and inspire attendees to live green and healthy. Be a part of history; join us at this important event. Come visit us in our booth where you can meet Omaha Organics owner, Rob Elder. Rob has extensive knowledge of lawn products and maintenance strategies for every property type. Omaha Organics offers natural nutrient products that are safe for you, your kids, pets, and the environment.

Earth Day History

Founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, the first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, marking the birth of the modern environmental movement. Nelson recruited a national staff to promote Earth Day events across the United States. Senator Nelson seized an opportunity to channel the energy of the anti-war protest movement, and capitalize on the emerging consciousness towards environmental concerns to force environmental protection into the national political agenda.

Twenty million Americans across the country participated in the first Earth Day, demonstrating for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast events. The events were unique in that they brought together Republicans and Democrats, wealthy and poor, city and farm, business owners and laborers in a common cause. Earth Day led to creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the passage of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act.

In 1990, Earth Day went global, rallying 200 million people in 141 countries putting environmental issues into the spotlight for the world. Earth Day efforts in the 90’s focused on boosting recycling efforts worldwide and that led the way for the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.

In the 2000’s, the focus of Earth Day events shifted to global warming and a push for clean energy. Now over 5,000 environmental groups organized in 184 participated in Earth Day events.

Earth Day celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2010.

Please join us in participating in Earth Day 2019, and continue the long tradition of rallying for a healthy earth for generations to come!