Did you know that the first Earth Day was celebrate 50 years ago this April? The continued celebration of Earth Day has helped raise awareness and given voice to the growing concerns that our environment faces.
Fun fact—April is also National Poetry Month!
This year, to commemorate 50 years of Earth Day, we’ll be filling the EasternPennPoints blog with our members’ art and poetry celebrating our amazing planet. That’s where we need your help. We need you to send us your original art and poetry to be featured on the blog.
Here’s what to do:
- E-mail submissions to Laura Parnum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Send artwork as a jpeg.
- Poetry can be pasted into the body of your e-mail.
- Please include your name, a title for your artwork or poem, and a brief bio (one paragraph) to tell our readers about who you are.
- Feel free to include a link to your website and where we can find you on social media if applicable.
- You retain copyright of your work. If you’d like it to be removed from the blog when the month is over, just let us know.
- Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2020, but we’ll kick things off on April 1, so submit early if you can!
- All submissions are welcome, whether you’re published or unpublished, new to Eastern PA SCBWI or a long-time member. We can’t wait to see it!
Earth Day Facts
Earth Day was founded in 1970 after U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson witnessed the ravages of a 1969 oil spill off the coast of California. He sought to use the energies of student-led anti-war protests to also raise awareness about air and water pollution and put environmental protection on the national political agenda. Twenty years later, in 1990, Earth Day went global. Today, Earth Day is recognized as the largest secular observance worldwide.
Please join us in celebrating our beautiful planet Earth this April!
Earth Day facts are from https://www.earthday.org/history/.