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Posted on: April 24, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Keep Murphy Beautiful hosts booth at Moonlight Movie

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April 24, 2015

Keep Murphy Beautiful hosts booth at Moonlight Movie

MURPHY (April 24, 2015) In celebration of Earth Day 2015, members of the Keep Murphy Beautiful organization will have a presence at the upcoming Moonlight Movies premiere on Friday, May 1, says Keep Murphy Beautiful coordinator Candy McQuiston, Murphy’s Customer Service Manager.

“Members of the KMB group will host a booth to remind residents about the importance of environmental stewardship,” she said. “Our emphasis that evening, of course, will be the youngsters who will be in attendance. Making an impression on them regarding their role in the environment is crucial for the future.”

The Keep Murphy Beautiful booth will be manned by volunteers who will hand out giveaways that carry the messages of recycling, litter control and green initiatives. In addition, the group will sponsor an activity table for young people that carries a similar environmental theme.

“Before the movie begins, we will make a presentation on the big screen,” she said. “We will make a specific reference to Earth Day and the important role everyone plays in keeping our world clean and green.”

Earth Day is traditionally celebrated on April 22, and was founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues. Earth Day is now a globally celebrated holiday that is sometimes extended into Earth Week, a full seven days of events focused on green awareness. Originally aimed at creating a mass environmental movement,

Earth Day began as a “national teach-in on the environment” and was held on April 22 to maximize the number of students who could be reached on university campuses. By raising public awareness of air and water pollution, planners hoped to bring environmental causes into the national spotlight.

As a result of the environmental awareness brought about by Earth Day, a number of important pieces of environmental legislation were passed, among them the Clean Air Act, the Water Quality Improvement Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act and the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency, which is tasked with protecting human health and safeguarding the natural environment.

Moonlight Movies kick off on May 1 with “Finding Nemo” at the Murphy Central Park amphitheater, 550 North Murphy Road. Festivities begin at 7:15 p.m. Free parking is plentiful within the Murphy Municipal Complex, including the PSA Murphy lot.

While the movies are free, attendees are asked to stop by the Murphy Community Center, 205 North Murphy Road, on the Monday before each movie to pick up movie tickets. Attached to each movie ticket is a discount coupon for a Kona Ice.

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