Earth Day in the Eastern US
Earth Day continues to thrive in the United States with several Earth Day events taking place in cities scattered around the Eastern U.S.
The Cape Fear Volunteer Center, located in Wilmington, North Carolina, will be hosting a Global Youth Service Day/Earth Day poster contest to promote youth engagement and emphasize the importance of youth contributions to a healthier planet. The posters should explain what each participant thinks Earth Day is all about and must be submitted no later than April 22nd (Earth Day). Contest winners will each be awarded $100 and the posters will be featured on the Cape Fear Volunteer Center website.
Meanwhile, this Earth Day, Portland, Maine will be host to the Urban Runoff 5k and Green Neighbor Family Festival on Saturday, April 26th. The event will run from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM and will include several presentations on environmentalism and sustainability as well as all kinds of fun environmentally related activities. There will also be exhibitions set up by several sponsors, including the Biodiversity Research Institute and the Maine Energy Education Program.
The city of Amber, Pennsylvania will also be hosting an Earth Day event. Earthfest 2014, as it is called, will be held at Temple University’s Ambler Campus on Friday, April 25th. The event will feature more than 80 exhibitors, including the Philadelphia Zoo, the American Red Cross, the Federal Emergency Management System (FEMA), and many more. The event will also include several activities for participants. Earthfest 2013 drew more than 7,000 students, teachers, volunteers, and spectators, and this year’s Earthfest is expected to bring even more.
We wish Wilmington, Portland, and Amber the best of luck with their Earth Day events!