April 22, 2021: Theme for Earth Day “Restore our Earth”
Reduce, reuse, recycle is a mantra for many people. It's difficult to imagine that just 51 years ago awareness of the state of the environment was not part of the collective consciousness.
An emerging public consciousness about the planet began amid environmental issues like increased air pollution and massive consumption of fossil fuels in the 1960s. The bestselling book "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson also raised public concern for living organisms and the links between Pollution and public health. The push for environmental reform gained even more momentum on April 22, 1970, when the first Earth Day was celebrated.
Crosslake Council: No action on Respectful Workplace Complaint
The Crosslake City Council took no disciplinary action after considering a Respectful Workplace Complaint at their regular monthly meeting held Monday, April 12th.
In a memo to council, City Attorney Brad Person stated that the Respectful Workplace Policy will be distributed to and reviewed by all employees, including department heads and administration, as well as all members of the city council, city boards, and city commissions.
Council met in closed session a few times and contracted a Duluth labor attorney to investigate the complaint in March. A motion was passed 3-0 to accept no further action be taken. Council member Marcia Seibert-Volz and Mayor David Nevin abstained from the vote.
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