Tag Archives: Earth Day

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Earth Week: Day 5 – Green Ideas From the OWC Team

Today marks the end of a busy Earth Week here at OWC. We've spent the past several days hitting topics such as the history of Earth Day, OWC's past and current environmental initiatives, and green creative projects we support. As...

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Solar Power: From Dream to Reality

Perhaps the best thing about getting older is that you have the opportunity to watch dreams turn into reality. Solar power from photovoltaic cells was just an expensive, impossible dream back in 1970 when I was an 8th-grade student at East Junior High in Aurora, Colorado, celebrating the first-ever Earth Day. In this article, I’ll talk about the roots of solar power, the first practical uses on spacecraft, and how companies and individuals are now taking advantage of the sun to produce clean, inexhaustible energy.

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Earth Week: Day 1 – The Birthday of Earth Day

Many consider April 22, 1970, to be the day that the modern environmental movement was born – it is the birthday of Earth Day. This year is the 50th anniversary, so we at Rocket Yard decided to expand our scope...

Upgrade, Reuse, Recycle: Earth Day Friendly Solutions

49 years ago, April 22, 1970, Earth Day was born, at a time when many cities in the US were covered in hazy smog. Pollution in many forms was contributing to environmental problems, causing health concerns, and many species were becoming...

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