April 22 marked the 47th annual celebration of Earth Day. Founded by Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, Earth Day is intended to bring awareness to things we can do to preserve our environment. Some say that this movement in 1970 was a spark for the creation of the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and the Endangered Species Act. Now, it is celebrated all over the world. Click through the gallery below for some photos taken from the International Space Station showing the beauty of our planet including our own Arizona wonder, the Grand Canyon.
This year there was a focus on environmental and climate literacy and the importance of science in keeping our planet healthy. At Marana Water, we depend on science to keep our utility running smoothly. Each day we use engineering, chemistry, geology, hydrology, and many other scientific disciplines to ensure that our system is running smoothly and efficiently.
Earth Day is a reminder of the things we can be doing all year long to protect our environment. Reducing water use, carpooling, recycling, and planting trees will all help increase the sustainability of our community and planet. Think Globally, Act Locally has been taken on as a way to remember that the things we do in our backyards can have an effect on the world around us. Our team at Marana Water is working hard to ensure we have sustainable water infrastructure, but also the proper water resources necessary for our growing community. Click on the button below to tell us how you celebrated Earth Day!
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