Earth Day at Union Station

Come out to Union Station in Washington, DC for an Earth Day event you won’t want to miss!

On April 22nd, the historic public transportation hub will feature free interactive, educational exhibits in honor of Earth Day for guests of all ages. The event aims to show people how they can observe Earth Day by making simple changes in their lives to save energy and protect the environment.

Earth Day Network is thrilled that NASA will be joining us at Union Station. NASA will show a Hyperwall and Science Gallery with a variety of hands-on demonstrations and activities, located in the Main Hall of Union Station. Nearly 20 NASA scientists will make presentations telling how both natural and human-induced changes impact Earth’s environment over time.

“Like all things in life, Earth’s environment is in a constant state of flux,” said NASA in an official statement. “Components of the Earth system—including the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, cryosphere, and biosphere—are all connected, and interact in complex ways that we do not fully understand. At NASA, our goal is to study the Earth as a system and understand how both natural and human-induced changes impact Earth’s environment over time. To find out how our planet is changing and what NASA is doing to better understand and predict these changes, come celebrate Earth Day with NASA at Union Station in Washington, DC, April 21-22, 2014.”

Other exhibitors at Earth Day at Union Station include Amtrak, whose exhibit will introduce two new energy efficient switcher locomotives made possible by a Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant awarded through EPA’s National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the government’s weather, oceans and climate agency that works to observe, predict, and protect our changing planet; Washington Gas Energy Services, one of the largest competitive providers of green energy options in the Mid-Atlantic region and Union Station’s wind power provider; and the Human Rights Campaign, an LGBT civil rights organization which seeks to educate people about the human right to live in a clean, safe, non-discriminatory and healthy environment.

Learn more about Earth Day at Union Station here.