Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound is preparing for multiple events this month to celebrate back-to-back environmental holidays: World Fish Migration Day on April 21 and Earth Day on April 22.
“The Earth Day story is a great coming-together of passionate advocates,” said Leah Lopez Schmalz, chief program officer for CFE/Save the Sound. “Senators and activists met and realized that ordinary Americans cared about problems like smog, oil spills, and dying birds just as much as they did — and that together they could do something about it. The movement that Earth Day helped start eventually gave us the Environmental Protection Agency, the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act, among other milestones. We still used these tools every day to protect the land, air, and water of region, and the health of the people and wildlife who call it home.”