Nearly 36,000 Attend Earth Day

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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The 2013 Earth Day festival attracted 35,894 visitors last weekend. Of those visitors, over 2,000 arrived via bicycle, estimated the Community Environmental Council, which organized the event. On Sunday, activist Van Jones and entertainer Bill Nye (the Science Guy) received Environmental Hero Awards. “The key to the future is to not just do less,” said Nye. “The key is to do more with less: to go further on a gallon or a liter of gas, to get trains to run on time with less electricity, to make aircraft more efficient, to make farming more efficient, and to have less runoff run into our rivers and streams.”


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What a shame to put Bill Nye, a truly cool and valuable national resource, with the shameless bag of wind Van Jones. Look into his track record in the Bay Area if any of you doubt my opinion about VJ.

italiansurg (anonymous profile)
April 24, 2013 at 4:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Why Earth Day? Because the other planets suck. The closets thing we have to earth in terms of being inhabiltable is Mars which is way too cold, has too much carbon dioxide, and is ugly.

Venus is hot and cloudy, Mercury is rocky and ice cold on one side and too hot on the other.

The outer planets are gas giants that have ammonia and methane and other deadly gases for their atmospheres, and Pluto was demoted from being a planet a few years back.

That is why it's called "Earth Day".

billclausen (anonymous profile)
April 24, 2013 at 7:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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