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Celebrate Earth Day/Arbor Day On April 28

Meet at the Senior Activity Center at 9 a.m. to plant trees and flowers, spread mulch, and clean areas in the park. Call the Community Services Department at 425-430-6600 to register.

The sun is (mostly) shining, flowers are in bloom and it’s time to embrace the unmistakable signs of spring in the Pacific Northwest.

The City of Renton will celebrate Arbor Day/EarthDay on Saturday, April 28 as a way to honor its commitment to future generations. This annual event promotes the tree planting, environmental stewardship and respect for natural resources.

Renton’s Arbor Day/Earth Day celebration is an opportunity to have fun and reduce harmful environmental impacts. Join hundreds of volunteers at Renton Senior Activity Center, 211 Burnett Ave. N, to plant trees and flowers, spread landscaping chips, and clean areas in the park.

Unite and take action to protect the environment, staring with your city. Call the Community Services Department at 425-430-6600 to register. Volunteers are encouraged to dress for the weather, minors must have parental permission, and children 14-years-old or younger must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. Check-in begins at 9 a.m., and the event will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jim Corcoran April 27, 2012 at 10:24 AM
"As environmental science has advanced, it has become apparent that the human appetite for animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future: deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice, the destabilization of communities, and the spread of disease." Worldwatch Institute, "Is Meat Sustainable?" "The livestock sector emerges as one of the top contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global. The findings of this report suggest that it should be a major policy focus when dealing with problems of land degradation, climate change and air pollution, water shortage and water pollution, and loss of biodiversity. Livestock’s contribution to environmental problems is on a massive scale and its potential contribution to their solution is equally large. The impact is so significant that it needs to be addressed with urgency." UN Food and Agricultural Organization's report "Livestock's Long Shadow" “If every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetables and grains... the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off of U.S. roads.” Environmental Defense Fund Why would someone choose to be vegan? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKr4HZ7ukSE and http://www.veganvideo.org

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