Roanoke Mayor David Bowers (black vest in the center) managed to find a crowd at Grandin Gardens and made a speech, handing out a proclamation in the process.^
I don't know if the boys at the Taxaco station thought about it, but the electric cars on their lot could mean bye-bye to their way of life.^
If Earth Day has a ground zero in the Roanoke Valley, it is the combination of Grandin Gardens and the Roanoke Natural Foods Cooperative in Grandin Village. For most of today it was a beehive of activity for granola-eating, latte-sipping lefties, celebrating like happy pagans.
If the right has its Tea Parties, the left has Earth Day and the atmosphere was positively festive for the entire day. Here is some of what it looked like (and I was there because my peeps were there).