Press Release

March 16, 2001

Free Tree with Any Checkout in Honor of Earth Day on April 6!

Check out a book, get a white oak seedling to plant, and help the environment, all at the same time! To receive your free tree, check out a book at the Main Library or any one of 41 branches on Friday, April 6. It's all in honor of Earth Day, sponsored by Cinergy, the Ohio Forestry Department, and the Federated Garden Clubs of Greater Cincinnati & Vicinity.

Earth Day took root in 1970 when Gaylord Nelson (then a United States senator from Wisconsin) founded it. His objective was to organize a national demonstration of concern for the environment that would become so large it would shake up the political establishment and force the issue on the national agenda. The first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, as well as the passage of the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act.

Supplies are limited, so hurry to your nearest "branch" to get your tree. It's a "tree-rific" way to help generate awareness for improving our planet.

Information about events at the Main Library and 41 branch libraries is available on the Internet site: