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Earth Day Events 2018 - Remind, Reflect, Reactivate

Posted on April 9, 2018 by Matt Tomasino There have been 0 comments

Having a day to remind you of your daily awareness toward the environment and its future is a day to also look within. This Earth Day, Sunday, April 22nd, 2018, reflect upon what the earth really means to you and if you can do more to tilt the scale in favor of sustainable living. Then, reactivate your activist chops to stand up for what’s right when you see it is wronged and educate everyone and anyone to the alarm of nature dying. If you don’t have activist chops then this is the most opportune time to light your own fire of non-conformity and outcry.

The Rise of Earth Heroes

In 1970 many long haired activists, bespectacled college professors, scientists, and one brave senator had had enough of blatant industrial pollution. These Eco-pioneers started the first Earth Day with Senator Gaylord Nelson at the helm, not only naming the day but bringing legislative change. After witnessing factories legally spew black smoke into the air and dump tons of waste into waterways Senator Nelson got Congress to finally create a new federal agency tasked with cleaning up and controlling environmental threats. This agency that Earth Day spawned is called the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Earth Day 2018 Events

Earth Day is all around you. Get out there and make your voice be heard in any way possible through a slew of events probably close to where you are reading this right now.

Union Square, NYC - This area has become the hub of activism ever since the Occupy Wall Street uprising in 2011. This year there will be over 70 Eco-friendly organizations set up. You can bring your utility bill to a booth at E. 17th and Park Ave. to make the switch to renewable energy in just minutes, and also get $25 off your next bill! Sunday April 15th, 12pm-7pm

San Francisco, CA - Civic Center Plaza in the heart of San Francisco will host Earth Day 2018 April 21st from 11am-7pm. The local theme this year is ‘Stand For The Redwoods/Stand For The Future’. There will be DIY booths, speakers, food and musical entertainment.

Reno, Nevada - Visit 2055 Idlewild Dr in Reno on Earth Day for twenty acres of over “350 exhibits and activities for all ages with new activities and programs to increase outreach, engagement with the community/region and retention of knowledge to carry over into everyday practices.” April 22nd 11am-6pm

Milwaukee, WI - An Earth Day Fashion Show and Shop Event will be held at 7513 W Oklahoma Ave in Wisconsin on April 21st from 6-9pm. This is a fantastic way to learn how to be exposed to and integrate Eco-friendly fashion and enjoy some complimentary apps from Chef Kev’s Cuisine.

New Mexico - The southern New Mexico Earth Day Festival from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Plaza de Las Cruces will include music, kids’ activities, educational home improvement booths, a science march, raffles, local food, a recycled fashion show and more. Also, the Earth Day committee has organized an ongoing social media campaign to share everyone’s solutions in creating a healthier planet.

Ohio - Visit 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot, OH on April 21st from 9am-3pm for an Earth Day celebration that includes a Wilderness Run, Garlic Mustard Pull, Playscape Playdate: Earth Day Scavenger Hunt, Habitat Earth: Digital Theater Show, Story Walk and Dip-netting, and more!

Kentucky - Earth Day Cleanup ’18 is this year’s motto for the community of Hardin, Kentucky focusing on shoreline and trail cleanup. From 9 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 21st volunteers will roll up their sleeves and spend this day in action. Contact: 1-270-474-2211 or jesse.sirls@ky.gov

Annapolis, MD - Chesapeake Brewing celebrates Earth Day 2018 - End Plastics Pollution Theme with ways to learn about proper plastic disposal, see water demonstrations, how to construct bird and bat feeders, and other great environmental programs. Sunday April 22nd, 2-6pm at Chesapeake Brewing Company 114 West Street

Chicago, Il - On Saturday April 21st from 9am to 2pm, a free community event at Humboldt Park will be a rallying call for environmental stewards around the world to educate their fellow citizens on the environment, while impacting their communities and contributing to global sustainability.

Orlando, Florida - Visit Lake Eola Park 512 East Washington Street, Orlando on April 21st from 10am-6pm for Earth Day speakers, presentations, humane education, non-toxic cleaning options, vegetarian booths, live music and over 20 Eco-friendly vendors.

 

Search for an Earth Day event near you and get involved or just get educated on the many ways you can lower your carbon footprint for a better, healthier planet.


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