Earth Day is officially this Saturday April 22nd, but there too many events to squeeze into just one day. So those events are spread out throughout the spring.
One of them the Enviro Expo was held Wednesday in downtown Tulsa. As News on 6 reporter Rick Wells explains, it was a chance to listen to some music and learn about the movement.
The Gemstar Caribbean Drum Band was on hand to provide the atmosphere. Springdale Elementary 3rd grader Brittany Anderson won a first place award for her clean air poster. "Tulsa help stop air pollution ride your bike." The kids have been studying the environment and Guadeloupe Casas has gotten the recycling message. "Just because something is already used doesn't mean that you have to throw it away, you can reuse it.â€
Environmental stuff was everywhere. Michael Patton with the Metropolitan Environmental Trust: "We're trying to push the movement, the environment is very important and this is a good time of year to talk about it."
Tulsa's green team was on hand to talk about and answer questions about environmental issues.
Just about everyone who wanted one was taking home a tree to plant. Up With Trees figured they'd pass out a couple thousand before the event was over. Barbie Rainey: "In our lifetime we use 500 tree so we need to plant 500 trees."
To find out more Earth Day activities, check out www.tulsaearthday.com