April 22, 2020 – National Earth Day | National Jelly Bean Day
Transcript for April 22nd
Welcome to April 22nd, 2020 as we bridge the social distance on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate thinking globally and acting locally. More after the break from Anna Devere.
In 1969, the idea of Earth Day was established at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, CA. By March of the following year the United Nations signed a sanctioned proclamation and another month later, on April 22, 1970, U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day. Today we encourage you to keep the big blue ball rolling with your own celebration of Mother Earth as you pause to get outside, listen to the sounds of a very different world, and gather courage from a home that holds us all.
If you find yourself in Fairfield, California, make sure you visit the address: “1 Jelly Belly Lane.” It’s home to the biggest jelly bean manufacturer in the world, but also an unofficial shrine to Ronald Reagan himself. Our 40th President was such a huge fan of jelly beans that Jelly Belly delivered over three tons of the candy to his inaugural celebration. This unabashed presidential love for their product helped grow the Jelly Belly business exponentially and their resulting tribute can be seen throughout their offices with portraits of Ronald Reagan created with jelly beans. On National Jelly Bean Day, celebrate with your favorite brand and if you’re feeling all red, white and blue go ahead and make the Gipper proud.
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