The guy who invented Earth Day is from Denver.
Oh! And, apparently Denver has its very own Earth Day, in addition to National Earth Day, which coincides with Global Earth Day. Check it out!
WHEREAS, Mr. McConnell’s pioneering efforts have led to the creation and celebration of Earth Day being celebrated here in the United States on April 22nd of each year; and
WHEREAS, John McConnell has devoted much of his life to the pursuit of peace on Earth, happiness for all people, and the protection of our planet Earth; and
WHEREAS, The human family has inherited a beautiful planet and has been given stewardship responsibilities over the Earth; and
WHEREAS, An annual world-wide celebration of Earth’s significance and needs will remind present generations that a sustainable world requires everyone to ensure the ability of future generations to support themselves and nurture their offspring and Earth’s diverse creatures; and
WHEREAS, The City and County of Denver desires to be the first local government in the United States to officially recognize the first day of spring as Global EARTH DAY and Mr. McConnell for his many contributions.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOHN W. HICKENLOOPER, MAYOR of the City and County of Denver, Colorado, by virtue of the authority vested in me, do hereby officially proclaim March 20, 2005 to be known as:
In Honor of John McConnell
Ahhh. John Hickenlooper is dreamy. In a purely political, not even remotely romantic, sort of way. Someday, I will tell you the story of when I used to be a waitress and Mayor Hickenlooper stiffed me. In a totally tip centered, non sexual way. He’s married people, come on.