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Celebrating Education, Environment and Dr. Seuss

christinaToday’s post comes from ILACSD’s Marketing Intern and UCSD student, Christina Etchebarren!

In 1995, UCSD’s Library was renamed Geisel Library in honor of Theodor and Audrey for their generous contributions and dedication to improving literacy.

It’s that special time of year again, where we San Diegans celebrate the life and works of one of our own, Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel! This past weekend marked what would have been the writers’ 109th birthday. It’s always a special time walking down library walk at UCSD and seeing everyone gather around a giant inflatable birthday cake situated outside the building that houses his legacy. When freshman first step foot in front of the famous library, the first thing they learn is about is why it was named after Dr. Seuss and how he and his wife Audrey, generously supported UCSD’s efforts to keep students reading.

Dr. Seuss’ birthday has been adopted as National Read Across America Day, which is an initiative curated by the National Education Association to encourage school aged children to incorporate reading for fun in to their everyday life.

The_LoraxWe at I love A Clean San Diego share a common passion with Dr. Seuss, and that is our dedication to education and to conserving our environment. Dr. Seuss’ 1971 book “The Lorax” gives us the clearest view of the writer’s position on environmentalism and the human predicament.  This children’s book, which was then considered radical commentary on eco-politics, is now renowned for the simple yet powerful message warning society about the dangers of over development and lack of sustainable living. This sort of level-headed environmentalism wasn’t common in the early ‘70’s and environmental activism was viewed as a sort of hippie nonsense. But it was the nonsensical whims of an exceedingly creative mind that brought children and adults alike to change their perception of the costs of human impact.

We citizens of San Diego are lucky to be able to lay claim to such a brilliant and forward thinking mind such as Dr. Seuss.  If you look closely at the native trees and shrubs, you’ll notice an uncanny resemblance to the whacky illustrations of the plant life present on his colorful pages. His creative and inspiring messages live on in the spirit of today’s society and, no doubt, have an extra special place in the hearts of San Diegans.


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