On April 22 of every year, people are unified for a greater cause. Democrat or Republican, city slicker or rural folk, young or old, light or dark skinned, rich or poor, we are all responsible for maintaining this planet. We affect the Earth, and it likewise affects us. We are dependent on one another. A brief history The first Earth Day occurred in 1970. Following a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, in 1969, there was a nationwide movement to raise environmental concern. In... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Apr 18
Those who have lived in Memphis their entire lives might be accustomed to seeing abandoned commercial buildings, boarded-up homes and dilapidated storefronts. However, they might not realize the effect that this issue, known as blight, has on their lives. “Memphis is among places where the culture of blight has deep roots,” said Joe Schilling, a nationally renowned blight expert with the Urban Institute. “People have become numb to seeing blighted properties, an... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Apr 4