April 23rd, 2017 – Eco Action held Eco Palooza in celebration of Earth Day on the HUB Lawn. The celebration included live music, environmental games, informational booths, raffles and prizes, recycled crafts from Nittany Valley Charter School and Centre Learning Community Charter School, and delicious food.
Peter Buckland, the Ferguson Township Supervisor, spoke about his experience going from an environmental activist to being an elected official, and how the only way he has been able to accomplish anything is because he asked for help from other people, and helped other people himself.
“Ultimately the way we accomplish the things we hold most dear, whether it’s environmental protection or human health, or help for the poor,” Buckland said, “is by asking for help.”
Buckland shared the story of how in 2011 he discovered former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett rescinded a moratorium on gas drillings in Pennsylvania State forests. He says he got on his bike, road all the way to a rally and got 100 people committed to voting Corbett out. It worked.
“We cannot do anything alone. You have to give yourself the people and that’s when you become the best person you can be,” Buckland said.
Riving Eco Action’s annual the Earth Day celebration took a lot of work, but was an outstanding success. Thanks to everyone who came out to learn about the Earth and enjoy live music and sunshine!