With roughly 82 percent of the U.S. living in urban areas — and an estimated 89 percent by 2045 — it’s becoming increasingly essential to honor and protect our environment, as each plant or insect plays a vital role in the larger picture of Mother Earth. In celebration of the 52nd annual Earth Day, The […]
By Hannah E. Jones For over five decades, Earth Day has been reserved for going outside, showing love for Mother Earth and, through small acts and large-scale efforts, serving as a steward and champion of the natural environment. With the 52nd annual Earth Day approaching, SaportaReport asked local experts to reflect on the current state […]
After over 20 years as the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has fallen to second place. Today, more fliers travel through Guangzhou Bai Yun International Airport in southeast China. The Atlanta airport saw 43 million travelers in 2020, compared to 110.5 million the year before. But with more people receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, Hartsfield-Jackson […]
Happy Earth Day, Atlanta! Show Mother Nature some love today. Here’s a few ideas for how to celebrate: Get some fresh air: Arabia Mountain, Sweetwater Creek, Cochran Shoals Trail, Piedmont Park, Freedom Park Get involved: Earth Day at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Constitution Lakes Clean-up, live-stream some scaly friends at the Georgia Aquarium, take a […]
Earth Day and the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill. This week’s recognition of these events occurs as polar opposite human interventions are unfolding around Florida’s Apalachicola Bay.
By GUEST COLUMNIST JOE COOK, Paddle Georgia coordinator and guidebook series author
In the spring of 1970, Georgia’s then comptroller general and Republican gubernatorial hopeful, Jimmy Bentley, dispatched 65 telegrams to state and national leaders – including President Richard Nixon – all in an attempt to have the date of the country’s first Earth Day celebration changed.
Rachel Carson’s 1951 book can be argued as the impetus of Earth Day, which celebrates its 50th anniversary today and through the week with multiple digital gatherings. And the book is not “Silent Spring,’ published in 1962.
By Guest Columnist SALLY BETHEA, board president of Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy
On the first Earth Day in 1970, 20 million Americans from diverse backgrounds and political persuasions took to the streets in peaceful demonstrations to demand environmental reform….
An Earth Day event that’s billed as, “one of the biggest clean-up efforts in Atlanta history” is being co-sponsored by the Captain Planet Foundation and a non-profit organization created to honor an elderly lady killed by police in her home in the English Avenue neighborhood. The event is Friday and Saturday.