Alright, show of hands: how many of you remember the original Woodsy Owl and the “Give a Hoot, Don’t Pollute” campaign? It was launched by the U.S. Forest Service in honor of Earth Day, 1970–and while Woodsy has since gone through some cosmetic changes, complete with new soundbites and a Twitter feed, I can still hear the original jingle in my head.
With Earth Day 2011 coming up, we’ve got some weekend events to share with you that not only keep you informed of the dangers of “fracking” around, but also to help keep Wallingford looking good, and to be prepared in case of a zombie attack.
Friday, April 15
Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies presents: “GASLAND” (107 min, Josh Fox, 2010)
The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a “Saudi Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is fracking safe? (Event is FREE and open to the public! …but Donations are kindly accepted).
Saturday, April 16
The Chamber of Commerce is holding a community street clean-up on Saturday April 16th from 10am-1pm. Like last year we will have the plaza at Wallingford Center as the main staging area where people can meet to check in, pick up gear, and choose an area of the neighborhood to clean, and enjoy refreshments.
Hello Earth Day Community Preparedness, from 10am to 2pm at Wallingford Center (1815 N 45th St.) Learn how to respond better to earthquakes, zombie attacks, and other emergencies at the local neighborhood level. Over the past three years, Wallingford neighbors have developed seven Community Preparedness Hubs. We want you, your friends, and your family to get involved! Co-Sponsored by: Sustainable Wallingford Community Preparedness, Wallingford Neighborhood Office, Sustainable Wallingford, Wallingford Meaningful Movies, Wallingford Chamber of Commerce. Supported by Seattle Department of Neighborhoods