Friday, April 22, 2011

What is EARTH DAY?

Today is a pretty special day for us here at Arcadia. Earth Day. A day set out for all to truly appreciate the beautiful environment that we are able to enjoy and to inspire awareness of environmental health. Out of curiosity I wanted to know how Earth Day originated. After some poking around on the internet I found that it was created by Gaylord Nelson, a Wisconsin senator in the late 60's. He pushed an entire campaign to begin teaching the US about the effect of their lifestyles on the environment (something most new little about at the time.) It was a great success. After Earth Day was established numerous policies addressing pollution and other detriments were drafted. Also, the number and size of many non-profits and organizations focused on environmental issues grew exponentially! So, thank you Senator Nelson!

Fairmount Park along the Schuylkill River, Photo by R. Kennedy for GPTMC
Make sure to celebrate Earth Day! There's plenty of events, activities, and volunteer efforts to participate in and around Philadelphia. If nothing else, spend some time out in one of our beautiful parks...take the kids out, walk your pup! It's actually a pretty nice day !

Sahara Lengthened Skirt
Stewart + Brown

Here at Arcadia we are celebrating with you by offering  15% off all clothing and shoes.
Check out all of our eco-friendly lines at both Rittenhouse and Northern Liberties locations.
Wearing sustainable fashion is a fabulous way to support the environment! 
See you soon !
 EARTH DAY Sale also Available Online
 Shop online today to enjoy 15% off all clothing & shoes!
Enter promo code Earth Day
Valid 4/22/11

-natasha :)

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