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Martinez Beavers to visit John Muir Earth Day festivities

Beaver chew twig pencil (Worth A Dam)
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The John Muir Earth Day festivities would never be complete without beavers!

This year children at our booth will be encouraged to design their own tails and volunteers who wear them will receive one of these special beaver chew twig pencils (see above) as a reminder of the day and their contribution!

Worth A Dam hopes to see you all there, and if you miss us at Earth Day look for us at the Girl Scout’s Fun Hundred celebration at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in May!
Heidi, Worth A Dam, Martinez, California

I want one of those NEAT beaver chew twig pencils! See you at the John Muir Earth Day festivities, wagging my tail behind me! /Gary
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Posted on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
Under: Earth Day, John Muir Association, Martinez Beavers | 2 Comments »

EARTH DAY: How much do you know? Take this energy quiz.

Happy Earth Day to a rain forest in Panama. Photo by Gary Bogue, Benicia, Calif.
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Here it comes — Earth Day — the observance dedicated to the idea that the more we know about energy issues and the environment, the better choices we’ll be able to make about the way we behave, the technology we embrace, and the world we create for today and tomorrow.

Forty years after the first Earth Day, how much have we learned?

For that matter, how much do you know?

Public Agenda, the nonprofit nonpartisan research and citizen’s engagement organization, challenges you to take their quiz.
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Posted on Tuesday, April 21st, 2009
Under: Earth Day, Energy, Environmental | No Comments »

Comments on the first Earth Day by President Nixon’s Attorney General John Mitchell

Brian Murphy sent me this interesting quote this morning:

“The conservation movement is a breeding ground of Communists and other subversives. We intend to clean them out even if it means rounding up every bird watcher in the country!”
— Attorney General John Mitchell, under Nixon, (1969-1972) during the first Earth Day 1970

Things have changed a little bit since then.
— Brian Murphy, Walnut Creek

Have they? /Gary

Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2008
Under: Animal Politics, Bird Watching, Conservation, Earth Day | No Comments »