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Coconino County Board of Supervisors unanimously approves Earth Month designation

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors this week unanimously approved a proclamation designating April 2023 as Earth Month.

At a regularly scheduled meeting, Board Vice-Chair Jeronimo Vasquez said it’s about more than just one day or one month honoring the Earth. It’s about a solid commitment to live as healthfully and sustainably as possible.

The proclamation was drafted by the "Green Team", a collaboration of Coconino County employees from all divisions.

The first official Earth Day celebration in the U.S. was in April 1970 in response to a lack of legislation about air and water pollution. The movement spread worldwide in 1990.

A public Earth Day celebration and volunteer clean-up project will be held Saturday, April 22, 2023, at Ft. Tuthill County Park.