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 Muhlenberg Job Corps Celebrates Earth Day


MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (04/29/15) – Started as a grassroots movement, Earth Day created public support for the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and contributed to the passage of the Clean Air Act, the Water Quality Improvement Act, the Endangered Species Act and several other environmental laws.

The idea for Earth Day was proposed by then-Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, who died in 2005. The first Earth Day was in 1970. Nelson, after seeing the damage done by a 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, was inspired to organize a national "teach-in" that focused on educating the public about the environment.

Staff and students of the Muhlenberg Job Corps Center celebrated Earth Day on April 22, 2015 by conducting a Center wide clean up and beautification event! All flower beds and landscaped areas were enhanced with bushes neatly trimmed and added fresh mulch, flowers, and shrubs.

Also, in honor of the 45th Earth Day event, the Muhlenberg Job Corps Student Government Association board members planted a beautiful Profusion Crab apple tree on center.

Information provided by Karen Robinson
Posted byJ.L. Graham
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