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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Earth Day

Spent a good portion of the day travelling to Eagan Minnesota for work.  When the car service came to pick me up, the rain was coming down at a fast pace.   Kyle was out in it as he is the assistant referee at the Sachem fields.

Flights are delayed at Laguardia airport, but we manage to take off and I get to my destination on-time.

Gavin ran in a 5K this afternoon.

This day in history "Earth Day, an event to increase public awareness of the world's environmental problems, is celebrated in the United States for the first time. Millions of Americans, including students from thousands of colleges and universities, participated in rallies, marches, and educational programs.
Earth Day was the brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, a staunch environmentalist who hoped to provide unity to the grassroots environmental movement and increase ecological awareness. "The objective was to get a nationwide demonstration of concern for the environment so large that it would shake the political establishment out of its lethargy," Senator Nelson said, "and, finally, force this issue permanently onto the national political agenda." Earth Day indeed increased environmental awareness in America, and in July of that year the Environmental Protection Agency was established by special executive order to regulate and enforce national pollution legislation.
On April 22, 1990, the 20th anniversary of Earth Day, more than 200 million people in 141 countries participated in Earth Day celebrations.
Earth Day has been celebrated on different days by different groups internationally. The United Nations officially celebrates it on the vernal equinox, which usually occurs about March 21."

Once checked in at the Hilton Garden Inn in Eagan, I meet a colleague, Dave, and we grab some greek food from a place across the street.

We have an early start tomorrow at 8am, so meeting for breakfast at 7am, and catching the shuttle to the office at 730am.  I set the alarm for 530am, so I can go to the fitness center to work off dinner.

Gavin comes in 4th place in his run against a field of 350.

Toad in the window well.  Seems we have that happen just about every year.  They like it there, and can get out if they want to.

Photo of the day "Earth Day"



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