March for Science and Earth Day
O'Neill Sea Odyssey supports Two amazing events happening tomorrow in Santa Cruz.
MARCH FOR SCIENCE SANTA CRUZ will begin with a rally at Santa Cruz City Hall courtyard starting at 10:00 am and will feature some great speakers. The march will step off at 10:30 am, winding through downtown Santa Cruz, along the Riverwalk, over to San Lorenzo Park and ending at the community’s Earth Day festival.
The March for Science is a global gathering of people standing together to acknowledge the critical role that science plays in our world and our daily lives; a call for science-based policies and a voice for the integrity of scientific inquiry. It unites more than one million individual advocates, thousands of community organizers, and hundreds of partner organizations in a diverse and powerful coalition that advocates for equitable, evidence-based policies for the common good. Santa Cruz County is proud to be one of the over 175 communities with satellite marches across the nation and around the world. The main March for Science in 2018 was held in Washington, DC on April 14th but here in Santa Cruz it was decided to hold the march on April 21 to join with Earth Day Santa Cruz events.
Learn more about the National March for Science.
Earth Day Santa Cruz is an annual event to raise environmental awareness; address concerns; showcase solutions; and present balanced modes of living for the wellbeing of each individual, the community, and the planet. It is a day to celebrate our natural resources and to network with the community for profit and nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies who come to share their environmental message, cause, or product. This day is to educate, motivate and activate everyone that attends. Earth Day Santa Cruz is an exciting community event offering educational information, activities for kids including an arts and crafts tent, live music and a focus on green businesses. Come and enjoy this fun environmental celebration for the whole family tomorrow from 11 am – 4 pm in San Lorenzo Park!
The City of Santa Cruz, the County of Santa Cruz, Ecology Action, local non-profits, including O'Neill Sea Odyssey, and concerned citizens are working together to make Earth Day the premier environmental event for the greater Santa Cruz community.
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.