By Shedwigecka Cherizar and Julio Rodriguez, Sophomores
On April 22nd of 2017, crowds marched in the streets of different cities in the United States and the world to support the world fund for science and create awareness for the Earth we live in. The Science March was organized by many partners and contributors in the science community, such as the Paleontological Society, National Center for Science Education, and the Earth Vision Institute. The march originally was to only take place in Washington D.C at the National Mall. However, 600 other cities all over the world joined in to help create a change in the Science society.
Plans for the march began in January when Dr.Caroline Weinberg was informed that the Donald Trump Administration planned budget cut to the scientific community and temporarily halt external communications that inform the public. This lead to public outcry and the phrase “Science, not silence,” which was inspired by the Women’s March that took place on January 21st, 2017. Science enthusiasts and researchers hope the march will create awareness and change in the perceptions of the scientific community.
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By Cesar Quizhpi, Sophomore
Earth Day is a time in which millions of environmental supporters across the United States come together to celebrate the movement that supports our delicate home. Prior to the initiation, pollution was beginning to cause harm to not just nature, but also the health of thousands of Americans. On April 22, 1970, people began to roam the streets, protesting the protection of our green planet. As a result of this, the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts were created to preserve the skies, land, and sea. Two decades later, in 1990, the holiday became global, expanding to an additional 141 countries. This year also raised awareness of the benefits to recycling across the world. As of current times, Earth Day is currently 47 years old and will become 50 in the year 2020. With a new generation of citizens, environmental efforts can be made to ensure a future for everyone and younger pupils.
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