This April 22 is the 39th anniversary of Earth Day. HelioPower, founded in 2001 with a dedication to bring solar to as many rooftops as possible, will participate in several CA and Nevada events. The HelioPower energy consultants will help homeowners and commercial property owners understand how solar power can help put more “green” in their pockets and do their part for the planet.
A bit of Earth Day history…
“First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day was spearheaded by a grassroots movement to shake up the political establishment and raise environmental awareness. Although planners had neither time nor resources to effectively organize the event, it took place across the nation with amazing results. An estimated 20 million demonstrators and thousand of schools and local communities participated. The Earth Day founder, former U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, remembers, ‘That was the remarkable thing about Earth Day. It organized itself.’ That first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Act.
The amazing energy associated with Earth Day propelled the movement forward, and in 1990 Earth Day went global, reminding us of our interconnectedness and mobilizing 200 million people in 41 countries, lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. Today, huge climate changes impact everyone; the opportunity to raise awareness seems more important than ever. Earth Day celebrations have a huge potential to impact change as more than a billion people participate in Earth Day each year.”
Source: Claudia Abbott, “lastword,” a column in SOM Magazine
Dedicated HelioPower solar consultants will be at the following events. Please join us in celebrating this 39th Earth Day – 2009!
Tahoe / Reno
Tahoe Truckee Earth Day, Saturday, April 18, The Village at Squaw Valley
20/20 Earth Vision: Reno Earth Day Celebration, April 19, Idlewild Park,
Orange County, CA
Eco Fair 09, April 22, Cypress, CA
Earth Day Celebration at The Ecology Center, April 25, San Juan Capistrano
Coachella Valley, CA
Party for the Planet, April 25, The Living Desert
San Fernando Valley, CA
Earthfest Carnival 2009, April 25, St. Cyril of Jerusalem School