The City of Sacramento,The Southeast Village Neighborhood Association, The Green Team at Camellia Elementary School and the Camellia School PTA welcomes everyone to their free 2014 Earth Day celebration. It is going to take place on Saturday April 12th from 8-10am, rain or shine, at the Camelia Park Community Garden (6650 Cougar Drive Sacramento California 95828). There will be a free composting workshop, along with a “how to keep worms” exercise and some additional gardening tips. All classes will be held from 8-9am and 9-10am. For more information please contact Faye at (916)-484-5025 or fayek@springmail.com.

Earth Day was established in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson to promote the education of environmental issues. Senator Nelson hoped to bring awareness to the environmental issues that were ravaging the globe during his time. It was orginally set on April 22nd to maximize the amount of participating college students. It proved to raise the environment as a top political agenda priority. Earth Day went global in in 1990 when 200 million people in 140 nations participated in Earth day festivities. The Earth Day Network (EDN) connects hundreds of millions of people in 184 nations worldwide, and most recently, more than 1 billion people are now involved in earth day celebrations.