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Subject: Earth Day
Date Sent: April 21, 2016


April 22, 2015 marks the 46th anniversary of the first Earth Day.

I hope you will join me and your fellow neighbors in honoring the occasion, and take the opportunity to celebrate Earth Day in a meaningful way. Originally established in 1970 as a network for volunteers to take part in the growing environmental movement, Earth Day went global in 1990, bringing together non-profit groups, policy makers, and individuals. According to the Earth Day Network, more than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities each year. Here are some ways you can make an impact:

  • Planting a Tree: Get out and get dirty—with your neighbors!
  • Participate in an Event: The Earth Day Network has a database of worldwide public Earth Day events. Find one in your area, roll up your sleeves, and take part!
  • Purchasing a Carbon Offset: The Section estimates that the average attendee will generate approximately one metric ton of carbon emissions attending one of our conferences. It's not too late to offset your carbon footprint — purchase an offset credit that will be used towards a verifiable emission offset project.

Earth Day is also widely acknowledged to have provided the momentum behind passage of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other pieces of legislation. How far we have come!

I hope you will mark Earth Day 2016 and carry its spirit throughout the year.

Best Wishes,
Ted Garrett,
BCA President

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