PCI Lawrence recently participated in an Earth Day event on April 6, 2013, held at South Park in beautiful downtown Lawrence, KS. The school slogan for the event was “Changing the World – Once Career at a Time”.
It may be hard to imagine that before 1970, a factory could spew black clouds of toxic into the air or dump tons of toxic waste into a nearby stream, and that was perfectly legal. They could not be taken to court to stop it.
How was that possible? Because there was no EPA, no Clean Air Act, no Clean Water Act. There were no legal or regulatory mechanisms to protect our environment.
In spring 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day as a way to force this issue onto the national agenda. Twenty million Americans demonstrated in different U.S. cities, and it worked!
In December 1970, Congress authorized the creation of a new federal agency to tackle environmental issues, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Students from the Massage Therapy program volunteered their time to give chair massages to attendees and Kyle Rogers, the Program Chair for Massage Therapy was on hand to demonstrate different table massage techniques.
New Admissions Coordinators, Anita Ochs and JB Cisneros were also there passing over 300 packets of flower and vegetable seeds along with information on all the career training programs available through PCI.
Executive Director, Lawrence Campus