Union Station to Celebrate Earth Month 2013

Earth Day in Washington, D.C.? How about Earth MONTH!

Earth Day Network has teamed up with Union Station – one of the nation’s most iconic and historic transportation hubs and a must-see destination for every visitor to Washington – to present Earth Month.

From April 1 through April 30, Earth Month at Union Station will feature dozens of exhibitors, a film festival, a farmers’ market, alternative energy demonstrations, a green fashion show and a science fair with local schools. There will also be programmed activities, entertainment, discussion panels, contests, games, giveaways and much more throughout the month, with a full day of special events and entertainment on Earth Day, Monday, April 22.

As we all know, our commitment to the environment must extend far beyond one day; and hosting a series of events over the entire month of April in one of the preeminent venues in our nation’s capital allows us to engage more exhibitors and educate more people.

Earth Month is also incorporating an iconic worldwide celebration, the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, into its activities by hosting its Youth Art Contest at Union Station. In honor of Earth Month, the annual contest will include a greater emphasis on environmental themes and expose the budding artists to more than 100,000 visitors who travel through Union Station’s doors each day.

With more than 40 million annual visitors, Union Station represents a unique venue for hosting Earth Month. It is the second busiest land transportation hub in the United States and the third most visited tourist destination in the world. Additionally, 75 percent of Capitol Hill employees utilize it on a daily basis.

Earth Month is presented in partnership with Premier Tourist and Landmark Association. One of the benefits of partnering with PTALA to host Earth Month at Union Station is the opportunity to grow this celebration to other similar venues across the country in subsequent years. While we’re announcing 2013’s celebration, we are already looking to 2014 and beyond.

For more information on Earth Month at Union Station, stay tuned to www.earthday.org/EarthMonth.

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