Earth Month News and  Events

2016 - Earth Month Awards

April the 4th was our 46th Anniversary, and part of the celebration is to make recognition and give credit where due. There were four awards granted on the 4th.

 

First: Former President Jimmy Carter and Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter received the Lifetime Achievement Award. (see press release) This award embraces the theme ‘Together We Can make A Difference’ exemplified by The State University of New York at Fredonia, the small village were Earth Month® was founded in 1970.

 

Second: The Earth Month Network in honor of the 46th Anniversary of Earth Month® has bestowed upon The State University of New York at Fredonia the prestigious Environmental Excellence Award; accepted by Dr. Kevin Kearns, Vice President Engagement and Economic Development for the University. (see press release)

 

The Award states in part: “By taking a positive role concerning Earth Month® in applying the five core elements towards our complete environment as pertaining to the natural, physical, cultural, social and economic environs. These enduring activities continue to be accomplished at the University and in the community she serves through the sustainable process of communication, cooperation and collaboration for future generations”.

 

The University through Dr. Kearns office has adopted the month of April 2016 as a full month of environmental activities on campus and in the community it serves. Each year the Universities’ website posts a growing calendar of environmental events that the community can become engaged in.

 

Third: The Earth Month Network in honor of the 46th Anniversary of Earth Month® has bestowed upon The University of Oklahoma the prestigious Environmental Excellence Award; accepted by Dr. David Hambright, Professor of Biology, Director Environmental Studies, for the University. (see press release / Photo release)

 

The Award states in part:  “By taking a positive role concerning Earth Month® in applying the five core elements towards our complete  environment as pertaining to the  natural, physical, cultural, social and economic environs. These enduring activities continue to be accomplished at the University and in the community she serves through the sustainable process of communication, cooperation and collaboration for future generations”.

 

The University under the direction of Kelly Damphousse, Dean of The College of Arts and Sciences through Dr. Hambright’s office has adopted March 25th through April 22, 2016 as Earth Month® with a full calendar of environmental activities and speaker events on campus and in the community it serves.  Each year the Universities’ website posts a growing calendar of environmental events that the community can become engaged in now and to continue for the rest of the year.

         

Fourth: Former student intern, Sara A. from Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona received an award, stating in part: “Having honorably fulfilled all the requirements imposed by the authorities this Institution, the President and the trustees of Earth Month Network, Inc. Upon recommendation of the faculty do therefore, confer the award of ‘Wildlife Intern’”.

 

She will be attending college to study wildlife biology...best regards to her.

 

Congratulations to this years recipients!

 

 

It is exciting to see so many K-12 schools here in the United States and globally that are taking positive interest in developing an array of Environmental events for the month of April as Earth Month®!

 

More so, we see a marked increase of Universities and Colleges here in the United States and globally that are doing the same, but have taken on an expanded role being more responsible on campus, additionally in their local communities and outwards.

 

They have a better understanding of not only the natural environment…but have brought about a new awareness working towards the physical, cultural, social and economic environs; being able to reach the foundation of subject matter with substance and positive action. 

  

The five (5) environmental core values of substance has expanded to increased research in needed fields that can help solve our national and global problems. This is not extended to be inclusive of Agenda 21. Our environment is not a political issue and not to be considered as such!

 

As a teacher’s university, the State University of New York at Fredonia, the village/ home of where Earth Month® was founded has a full month of activities embracing the theme “Together We Can Make a Difference’. No one can do anything alone and the more hands to do a project make the load light.

 

The University of Oklahoma has a large formatted program of events from March 22nd through May 4th. Earth Month is Every Month™ and by expanding events beyond April for educational as well as activities is what formulates the better process for everyone.

 

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