For Immediate Release
April 19, 2010

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

MEDIA ADVISORY: KDHE Hosts Earth Day Environmental Fair,
Thursday, April 22 from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on Thursday, April 22.  To commemorate this day, KDHE will host an Environmental Fair from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. near the main entrance of the Curtis State Office building, 1000 SW Jackson Street. The public and media are encouraged to attend the Earth Day celebration.

Many agencies will have booths with great information about earth-friendly services including: 

“Everyone appreciates clean air, water and a litter-free state. Adopting some new behaviors to help improve and maintain our wonderful Kansas environment is vital,” said Roderick Bremby, KDHE Secretary. “Even the smallest change can make an impact.”

Last year Kansans recycled: Nearly 65,000 tons of newspaper, more than 230,000 tons of cardboard and more than 3,500 tons of aluminum cans.  In addition, 2.6 million pounds of e-waste have been collected by KDHE grantee collection centers thus far.