Earth Day Flags Coming Down in Chico

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22nd Worldwide.

Posted: Apr 30, 2018 2:26 PM
Updated: Apr 30, 2018 4:31 PM

Chico, Calif.—Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22nd worldwide.

It is a day that events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

It started back in 1970 when the birth of the modern environmental movement began.

Here in the North State Sierra Nevada hosted an Earth Day Movie Night.

The event raised money for Grid Alternatives who installed two solar systems in Chico for families in need.

The movie night raised almost $3,000 dollars.

PG&E now hosts about one-quarter off all rooftop solar systems in the United States.

PG&E has connected more than 100,000 solar rooftop systems to the grid.

This is more than any other utility in the country.

Chico State also participated in Earth Day by being the first California State University to go strawless as part of the #stopsucking campaign.

Monday April 30th the Earth Day flags were removed from downtown Chico and replaced with American flags for Memorial Day. They are a joint project between PG&E and Chico Bag.

As the flags were removed Monday, a local man held a sign on the Esplanade that read "Honk if you Love the Earth."

The photos in our gallery were collected by Andy Keller of Chico Bag.

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