CORNING, N.Y. (18 NEWS) – Earth Day was created in the United States but is now celebrated all over the world.
It was founded by the late Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin. His goal was to create a day of awareness about environmental issues.
It’s not until Saturday, Aprill 22, but Corning Community College held an event Friday in recognition.
CCC held its 11th annual Earth Day Fest, but this year, it’s called the Earth Day Farmers Market highlighting farmers in the community. They were selling products such as maple syrup, honey, and jam.
Nonprofit organizations were there too.
“It’s just a reminder to our students of all the different organizations and opportunities, like recreational opportunities, of ways to get involved in their communities,” CCC Biology Professor Donna Powers said.
For example, Mothers Out Front, a nonprofit,…