The Earth Day 2022 celebration took place at Merchants Parks on April 22 at 3:30 p.m. This year’s Earth Day events were sponsored by Climate Advocates Bennington, the MAUHS (Mount Anthony Union High School) group Climate Change Initiative and Better Bennington Corporation.
At the Rally Jeannie Jenkins, Chair of the Bennington Select Board, spoke about the many accomplishments in Bennington, bicycle paths, solar panels, and form based planning. Madison Kremer spoke about Window Dressers, a non-profit organization that is installing indoor window inserts. Lucie McKee recited one of her published poems,' The Seamstress'. Emily Maikoo, a student at MAUHS, spoke about the the immediate need to address climate change, because her generation is facing environmental disasters. Barbara True-Weber, CAB President, spoke about the success of Earth Day to bring about environmental awareness in its 52 years.