Alexandria celebrated Earth Day on Saturday, April 26th, 2008 at Ben Brenman Park from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Over 1,000 persons attended this event and visited the numerous displays.
Jerry Dieruf, Alexandria DEQ, gave the following calculations,
"We sold 225 trees at the Earth Day Festival. At the end of this year those 225 trees will sequester 383 pounds of carbon from the Alexandria atmosphere. The amount of carbon sequestered by those trees will increase each year. Assuming all trees survive for the next ten years; the 225 trees will be sequestering 1,890 pounds of carbon from the atmosphere each year. Twenty years from now those same trees will be sequestering 4,050 pounds of carbon from the Alexandria air.You can breath easier because of the work you have done."
Thanks to Joy Pochatila, Committee members and the support of several organizations who made this event a very successful celebration.
Members of the Planning Committee were:
Joy Pochatila, Earth Day Chair, EPC Peter Pennington, EPC