The idea for Earth Day was first announced at a conference in Seattle 45 years ago.
It’s still going strong, with Earth Day events sometimes spanning all of April. KUOW Reporter Liz Jones stopped by two different events in Seattle on Tuesday and has this audio postcard. She started at a symbolic funeral downtown, then head over to a spiritual summit at Seattle University.
She spoke with Mona Lee of Seattle, Tom Krebsbach of Brier, a suburb north of Seattle (both are with Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action), Jessie Dye of Earth Ministry in Seattle and Jewell James of Lummi Indian Nation.