April is Earth Month, a time to celebrate our planet and take action to protect it. Earth Day, which is celebrated annually on April 22nd, is the largest civic event in the world, with over a billion people participating each year. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, with the goal of inspiring environmental awareness and encouraging the conservation, protection, and appreciation of our nation’s natural resources.
All citizens are urged to be mindful of local, state and national laws which protect our environment, and to join in efforts to preserve the beauty and wonder of the lands, skies, and water of the Earth in all its diversity through sustainability. It is the responsibility of each of us to safeguard the environment, by recognizing that all human life depends upon the Earth and upon one another for our mutual existence, well-being, and development. The steps we can take to protect and preserve our natural environment through education, partnerships, and positive actions should be encouraged.
The City of Elgin and Sustainability Commission have planned the following events for Earth Month in the past.
|2012 to 2014||Green Expo - Event brought together local agencies and leaders to provide education on sustainability related topics to Elgin community members.|
2015 to 2016
|Earth Month Proclamation|
Sustainability Maker Faire - The Sustainability Commission participated in the Faire, which was planned by Elgin Community College’s Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization (CEO) students. CEO is made up of students who are committed not only to the protection and preservation of our environment, but also to the restoration of ecosystems, habitat and the quality of life therein.
Participants in Sustainability Maker Faire - Earth Day, were made up of those dedicated to taking a proactive role in shaping the future of our environment and in educating the community in protecting our natural resources through sustainability.
|2020||Green Expo - Event brought together local agencies and leaders to provide education on sustainability related topics to Elgin community members.|
|2022||Arbor Day Proclamation|
Elgin Earth Summit - The Elgin Earth Summit took place on Saturday, April 29th, from 9 am to 1 pm at Elgin Community College. The free event offered Participants the opportunity to connect with local environmental organizations and learn about sustainability initiatives in the area.Earth Month Proclamation