¬†¬†¬†¬†Earth Day¬†is Thursday, April 22.¬† This¬†year marks the 40th anniversary of the¬†very first Earth Day in 1970, and the earth needs your help now more than ever.¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†About a billion people in more than 190 countries are expected to participate in some sort of¬†Earth Day action to¬†help bring about a healthy, sustainable planet.¬†¬†Many of¬†these actions will take place on Thursday, April 22, while others are planned for the weekend before or after Earth Day.¬† Some groups are even planning an entire¬†Earth Week of¬†varied activities to celebrate, educate, and advocate on behalf of the planet.
¬†¬†¬†¬† Neighborhood and beach clean-ups,¬†habitat restoration activities, visits to state legislators, climate teach-ins, tree and milkweed planting, recycling of prom clothing,¬†and a¬†solar cookout are just a tiny fraction of events planned around the country.¬†¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†In addition to the scores of¬†activities going on in towns and cities across the U.S.,¬† there will be a nationwide action¬†in Washington, DC.¬† Concerned Americans will join together on the National Mall on Sunday, April 25, to urge Congress to enact¬† comprehensive climate legislation.¬†¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬† Find out how you can celebrate our earth by getting involved in¬†constructive action on its behalf.¬† By visiting the Earth Day Network’s website, www.earthday.org, you will find information about events planned near where you live.¬† And, if you wish, you can register your own event.–April Moore