Earth Day Events Worldwide

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Africa

Mr. Khalil Zakari, our Provincial English Teacher Supervisor and our school are organizing an event on Wednesday April 29, 2015 to commemorate Earth Day’s 45th anniversary.

Our event, as described by Mr. Zakari, will include:
* A mural project for individual and group pledges
* Booth displays and posters
* Issue booths in colaboration with local associations
* Creative writing (Earth Day Assembly)

and will be featured on our Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/gsfalah )

Cameroon-Yaoundé

Nkumbiwa (one of the CEO’s) has launched a project to plant sustainable trees in four council areas of Bui Division in the North West Region of Cameroon in Central Africa. With Earth Day coming up on April 22, TSN is planning to launch the tree planting pilot phase at Kovifem in the Nkum Council Area.

Madagascar

The ED will take place in village of Analalava close to Sahamalaza Island Radama National Park between April 24th and 25th. We will start the event with a carnival (local authorities, local association, pupils,…) followed by flash mob, Speech by local authorities, friendship meal, school competition, discussion (authorities, student,..), screening of environmental movie, beach cleanup.

Morocco

Our Earth Day 2015 event will include the following activities: * A mural project for individual and group pledges * Booth displays and posters * Issue booths in colaboration with local associations * Creative writing (Earth Day Assembly) * Gardening and planting

Nigeria – Lagos

The Sustainability School Lagos (SSL) is holding the first international stakeholder engagement of the Resource Innovation and Solutions Network Nigeria (RISN-N). RISN-N is a project of the Sustainability School Lagos and the Arizona State University Global Institute of Sustainability. The 1 day colloquium is a Kuramo Conference presentation. The theme is “Partnerships for Sustainability: Building Capacity for Resource Innovation and Management.”

Nigeria – Lagos

CIX has proposed a 3 part activity for this year’s Earth Day event. The focus is on using the sun to provide cleaner & green energy within our homes & schools.

Their goal is to create awareness for Lagosians on the need to reduce carbon emissions within their homes & schools, to achieve this, they will be forming a forum: “Defenders of the Universe”.

CIX will also take the following steps:
1. Sign up & Pledge: they will create an online platform (www.cixmedia.com/defendersoftheuniverse -will be up by 1st week in April) where students, adults and interested participants can go sign up & pledge to do something to reduce carbon emissions within their homes, offices & schools; (at CIX Media Limited we have been committed to switching off all power supply after office hours for over 18 months and we are planning by end of June to stop using fuel & gas generators for alternative power supply rather, we are looking at installing solar panels & inverters).

2. Take a Power Walk: from the 22nd of April to the 25th of April, they will encourage students & other Lagosians to take an early morning walk within their homes, schools & offices to enjoy the power of the sun. On the 25th of April we are organising the Power Walk & Fun Breakfast: a 3.5km walk event from Ikoyi, Lagos to Freedom Park in Lagos Island, Lagos. It will start by 7am and end by 10am.

3. Donate a Solar Lantern: also from the 22nd of April, they will launch “ the power of 10,000 solar lantern project” where they will raise funds to donate 10,000 solar lanterns to kids in over 100 schools across Lagos State – which they can use to study rather than depend on carbon emitting alternative power. CIX hopes to achieve this at various phases between April 2015 to March 2016.

Tanga – Tanzania

We face environmental challenges that will require careful decisions at all level EARTH DAY EVENT FOR THE YEAR 2015 A friend of Usambara Society was registered as a non-governmental with about 78 committed members. The overall goals of the Society are to develop and promote tourism in the Usambaras and to contribute to the conservation of the area’s cultural and natural resources. Within the Organization there is Group named Usambara Environmental Rescue group UERG. UERG is jacked up by a mission intending to rescue the Usambara Mountains environment by launching different environmental friendly activities to reduce the pressure over forest resources.

Uganda

OUR MISSION IS :To inspire a patriotic nationwide culture of “Our Environment is Our Future and Our Future is Our responsibility” by creating a mass hysteria of tree planting by children both at school and at home .

The organization hosts two festivals each year, one in August and one in December. This year’s festival will be held on august 23rd. Over 15,000 children from local schools will attend. Children who attend the event receive one fruit tree seedling. There are plenty of fun activities for children including meeting and playing with animals and family events. They also are hosting the International Childrens Climate Conference on Earth Day this year which is a conference that is moderated and run by children who are passionate about climate change! It will be held in the city of Kampala in Uganda with keynote speakers being the Irish and French Ambassadors to Uganda!



Asia

Armenia

The Young Biologists Association NGO in cooperation with “Mkhitar Sebastatsi” Educational Complex organize tree planting event dedicated to 45th anniversary of Earth Day. 45 trees will be planted in the adjacent area of the school by members of YBA, our partners, supporters and schoolchildren of educational complex. The educational seminar on themes of Earth Day and biodiversity of Armenia will also be organized.

Address: “Mkhitar Sebastatsi” Educational Complex

Armenia, 0064 Yerevan, Zoravar Andraniki District (Harav-Arevmtyan District), Raffu St., 57 Building

The event date: 10:00 – 12:00, 22 April, 2015

China – Beijing

The Great Wall on the west side of Jiankou has been somewhat spoiled by a buildup of trash and litter, left by lazy hikers and careless campers. In the spirit of Earth Day on April 22nd and in order to give back to the communities in which we hike, we’re going to try and collect as much litter as we can and carry it out.

Dubai

Earth Day in UAE to observe planting over a hundred Ghaf trees as the students join Accor’s Plant for the Planet campaign. Dubai, UAE, EARTH DAY 2015- Middle East’s prime hotel operator Accor and UAE based environmental portal Goumbook have partnered for a long term reforestation plan that was launched in February’2015 and that will see the first 1.000 trees planted over the next 12 months across the UAE, in specific sites chosen by Dubai Municipality. As part of the ‘Plant for the Planet Campaign’, trees will be planted to support Goumbook’s initiative, the Give a Ghaf Tree Planting Program. Simran Vedvyas founder of SynergY, has been appointed as Youth Ambassador of the campaign, and is initiating to bring together over a hundred youth and children in UAE to volunteer and join in planting the trees during 2015.
For more information about the program you can visit our website : http://www.accor.com/en/sustainable-development.html

And for more information about Plant For the Planet visit : http://www.accor.com/en/sustainable-development/plant-for-the-planet.html

Dubai

The Earth Day was celebrated at the company’s renowned projects in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The main event conducted across the site was to enhance the workforce’s knowledge through training sessions portraying the natural resources of Earth and the activities that threaten the environment besides appreciating Earth’s environment. Awareness sessions were conducted to the workforce. This year’s theme – It’s our turn to lead was discussed through exemplary performance examples ongoing in sites.

The event throughout the company was conducted under the leadership of the Group HSE Manager – Col. Musharraf Khan and supported by HSE Manager (Dubai) – Mr. Ajith Kumar, HSE Manager (Abu Dhabi) – Mr. Gous Sayyad, Sr. Environment al Engineer – Mr. Samad Niyas, Environmental Engineer – Mr. Panneer Selvam, Sr. HSE Advisor – Mr. Aleem Khan, HSE Advisor – Mr. Sooraj Kumar, Mr. Anwar and Mr. Rajiv Kumar and Tech. Coordinator – Mr. Mustafa Sayyed.

India

Institute of Sustainable Development is a non-profit organisation working towards Sustainable Development by initiating local action for global issues. For more information follow us at www.facebook.com/ISDINDIA.

Earth Day rally will be held at three different locations. The rally will be led by Children in the 11-13 years age group and other participants include Parent(s) of the children, Village leaders, elected President and Members of the Local self-Government (Panchayat) and the Irrigation Tank Water User Association, Teachers and other Government Officials responsible for that area (Village Administrative Officer).

India – Andhra Pradesh

International Animal & Birds Welfare Society IABWS is established in the year of 1997, by the group of Animal Lovers and environmental activists under the leadership of Mr. Manjunath. We aim to motivate and encourage the communities to conserve and improve of natural resources like water, Land and vegetation and to construct structures to conserve water for the use of agriculture.

India – Secunderabad

(R)Evolution is an organization started by a group of individuals working towards climate change mitigation measures, wildlife conservation and social service through various platforms.We intend to provide opportunities for people who have so long awaited to work for a cause but couldn’t come across an opportunity. We believe in the saying, “Proper support and information are one of the most important factors to lead forward a change.”

India – Tamil Nadu

World Earth day 2015 Celebration among School Students in Madurai District, Tamil Nadu, India
About our organization :
Association for Social Solidarity and Empowerment Training Trust (ASSET)– is a Non-Governmental Organization registered under Indian Trust Act of 1981 in 2011. Addressing Poverty reduction strategies with niche on environmental and ecological perspectives is the core mission of the Organization – ASSET thus fosters grassroots level actions in pursuance of contributing to tackling issues related to the semi-arid agriculture, livelihoods of the rural poor, Climate Change and networking in consultation with the community based organizations and the civil society institutions. The Organization currently undertakes sustainable agricultural promotion by creating enabling environment amongst the resource poor farmers, both men and women farmers, through the range of small scale interventions, in addition to work for Disability Welfare, Domestic Working Women, Micro Credit, SHG Formation, Vocational Training and Small Enterprise unit.
Need and purpose of celebration World Earth day 2015 among School Students in Madurai District, Tamil Nadu, India
Earth day is the largest, most widely celebrated International event as it provides a chance to remember what an amazing planet we live on. It is the only planet in our solar system teeming with incredible biodiversity. People all over the worlds celebrate and make efforts to protect planet and it environment. Association for Social Solidarity and Empowerment Training Trust (Asset) is celebrating Earth Day on 22nd April each year for past few years and to continue the previous year activities and encourage the children on this occasion.
Theme of Earth Day 2015 is proposed as Theme: “Clean Earth – Green Earth”(Covering Land, Ocean & Atmosphere)
Date : 23rd April to 24th April 2015

Indonesia – Pontianak City

We encourage the people of the Sungaijawi Dalam Village to take action and clean the village from all garbage April 12th at 7am. On April 26th, at the same time and location, we are campaigning to plant trees together to make our village greener than before. Our hope is that when the trees have been planted a proclamation will be signed.

Indonesia – Yogyakarta

Our activity for the earth day in April 25 to 26, 2015 will be concentrated at the traditional market of Niten, in the village of Panggungharjo, in the regency of Bantul. The activity of April the 25th will star by cleaning the market, then we will have a celebration which is playing to be attended by 400 people. The opening will be welcomed with a dance titled “Yogya’s special performance by children of Pondok Tali Rasa. Speeches are going to be given by our governor, Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X, who is going to receive a giant globe which has a torn ozone layer made by community of those who work with waste management. Then he will open the exhibition with the theme of Energy for the earth. Here there will be an exhibition of alternative energy that has developed by universities’s researches and other private sectors. The exhibition will be joined also by community of those who produce a creative industry from waste management. The reason of how the celebration is concentrated at the market area is to encourage the waste management to work well in the settings. The 25th activities will be closed with a medley dancing on the titled of Bimo cleans the earth (In Javanese “Bimo ngreksii Jagad”).

Whereas, the activity of April the 26th will be committed for planting trees around the area to create forest in the city.
The organizers of the earth day in Yogyakarta are contented of Badan Lingkung Hidup (Institute of Environment) which is a governmental office in the province of Yogyakarta and in the regency of Bantul along with Griya Jati Rasa Foundation which is an institute of research and empowerment of nation’s creativity for justice and peace. Griya Jati Rasa as a representation of civil society here are charged to organize the exhibition, the cultural performance and the process of making the giant globe.

The process of making a giant globe which has 3,20 meter of diameter and the cycle line around the globe is 10 meter is to campaign for the efforts of our people and government to start working with regulation which conducts planning of local development which is environment friendly. The process of making began with the training of trainer for communities of those who have worked with waste management on how to make each continent’s layer which is going to be connected together on the framework of the globe that is being built at the traditional market of Niten.

Laos – US Embassy

Earth day event on April 24, 2015 @ American Corner at the Lao-American college from 08:30-12:00 noon

Philippines

Green Fins will be collaborating with the Malampaya Foundation Inc. and the Puerto Galera Municipality on a beach clean up in Tabinay in honour of Earth Day on the 22nd April. Reef-World, international coordinators of Green Fins, will be supporting the clean up and engaging the local communities to help raise awareness to the issue of plastic and marine debris. To Learn more about Green Fins or Reef World please visit www.greenfins.net and www.reef-world.org

Singapore

In conjunction with Earth Day, International Coastal Cleanup Singapore is organizing a cleanup event at Pasir Ris Beach! In Singapore, our coast lines host innumerable amounts of biodiversity. Trash present in these areas impact our wildlife adversely, releases toxic chemicals and devalue the natural beauty of the landscape. Coastal cleanups are conducted by volunteers around the world to remove this trash, raise awareness of the plight of our oceans, and motivate us to rethink our habits in daily urban living towards sustainable practices.

Singapore

The drive towards creating a sustainable planet is at an entirely different stage in developing countries compared to developed nations. The biggest gap still remains awareness, motivation and positive reinforcements of individuals. We therefore plan to combine a serious topic with some fun. We will have 20 volunteers that will spend the day in a Panda Costume in the city centre (Raffles City over lunch, and the Quays at Night) challenging our humans friends in some games (Panda run, Panda Soccer Match, Panda Pulling the rope).

Vietnam

In 2015, Green Hour project from UNESCO – SECC will organize Earth Day Vietnam on April 19th in Ho Chi Minh City with topic “Practicing the health environmentally friendly” with many exciting and meaningful activities, such as: Green Run, Crazy Dance, Eco Games, Win Myself … I hope that you could support them by joining and having memorable moments with Earth Day Vietnam. Thank you.

Vietnam

EARTH DAY NETWORK AWARENESS RAISING INTERCULTURAL EVENT Documentary Film & Discussion Screening of the award winning 2009 documentary film “Home” by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The film is almost entirely composed of aerial shots of various places on Earth. It shows the diversity of life on Earth and how humanity is threatening the ecological balance of the planet. This will be followed by a discussion about the film’s key messages. Fashion Show with an Environmental Theme Participants will be have the opportunity to either use their imagination in creating zany outfits from natural products and recycled materials or be part of the audience.



Caribbean

Antigua – Stingray City

Our Earth Day event will be held in Antigua & Barbuda on April 18th (please see attached flyer). The EAG will be taking to the water on kayaks to explore the coastal environment and appreciate mangroves and the services these unique adapted plants provide. More information is available on our website www.eagantigua.com and our facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/621343681331523/

Bermuda

Corporate employees from Tokio Millennium Bermuda will be teaming up with the school children at Victor Scott Primary to plant a butterfly garden, paint an inspirational mural and do a litter clean up on campus. The projects are being coordinated as part of FEE’s ECO-Schools Bermuda programme by Greenrock and Keep Bermuda Beautiful. All projects have a focus on environmental education for students and adults in celebration of Earth Day 2015 in Bermuda.

Dominican Republic

On Earth Day, there will be a celebration for all of the girls at which the younger girls will show their presentations on what they learned from the beach cleanup and discussion and show off their skit and recycled costumes. The oldest girls will talk about what they have been learning about renewable energy and especially how the solar panels work. In addition, the Foundation will plant a new tree as a symbol of their Earth Day celebration. And as a fun souvenir all of the girls will take home a potted plant to their families.



Europe

Belgium – Ghent

Ghent Climate Plan
1. Loans and premiums. In order to reduce the energy consumption in existing residences, the number of energy-efficient refurbishments must be doubled to 3500 per year, and these (energy) refurbishments should also be more ambitious. In addition to energy loans, the City offers a broad variety of energy premiums for energy-efficient refurbishments. Roof insulation, windows, façade insulation, floor insulation, wall or floor heating such as heat pumps are all eligible. The energy premiums are proportional to income.
2. Bespoke unburdening. Moreover, Ghent residents willing to refurbish can also enjoy ‘bespoke unburdening’. Most importantly, energy-efficient refurbishments must be made simpler for Ghent residents. The City of Ghent will accomplish this by providing construction advice, an energy scan, support during the estimation of the refurbishment budget… as well as finding and contacting contractors and comparing price quotes. From now on, Ghent residents can turn to the Energy Centre for information and service provision regarding energy-efficient refurbishments.
3. Energy poverty takes priority. Combating energy poverty is a key priority for the city administration, in collaboration with Belgian public social welfare centre OCMW. Many specific measures have been provided to support underprivileged families in their efforts regarding energy-efficient living and refurbishing, such as higher premiums, zero-interest loans, energy scans, and extensive guidance by non-profit association REGent. In addition, the city administration also wants social housing refurbishments to be more energy efficient. This is why the City of Ghent provides financial support for energy refurbishments of social housing by the social housing companies operating within its territory.

Croatia

Earth Day 2015 in Osijek, Croatia, will be organised as a part of project „The case for zero waste“ – creating preconditions for zero waste society in cross-border region, financed through IPA program of cross-border cooperation Croatia-Serbia and Office for cooperation with NGO’s of the Government of the Republic of Croatia. Project partners are Unikom ltd., Association for Nature and Environment Protection Green Osijek and Regional Development Agency of Slavonia and Baranja from Croatia, and Public company Komunalije, City of Sremska Mitrovica, Ecological club of Sremska Mitrovica and CEKOR from Serbia.

Earth Day 2015 in Osijek will be celebrated at the main town square Dr. Ante Star?evi?, 22nd of april, from 10:00-12:00.
This year we would like to emphasize reducing the total waste quantity by separation, processing and reuse of usable waste.

Participants will be primary and high school children and scouts from Osijek. They will compete in tricycles and eco-messages. Also, some of the participating schools will present eco-projects they are implementing.
Ecological associations, scouts and police department will participate in this event through workshops, simulations and other interesting activities to present students, teachers and public their activities and programmes and to educate them what everyone from us can do to safe the Earth.

Every school is invited to create their mascote from waste materials, and the schools with best mascotes will get prizes.

Planned games are:
Tricycles race is contest where one participant rides a tricycle and his partner runs beside him to the other side of polygon, where is the bag with useable waste. Competitors must to put the bag in tricycle wan and replace their roles. Then have to go to the starting position where bins for separate waste collection are, and they should sort waste from the bag. The winning team is the fastest team.
Arrangement of eco-messages – competitors should arrange the offered words into a message related to environment protection. The winner is the fastest competitor, who arrange right message.

Denmark

On my birthday, I take a climate leave Description: We take parental leave to care for our children when they need us. Why don’t we also do this for our planet. Climate leave story: http://climatesafety.info/climateleave/ Facebook page on Climate Leave: https://www.facebook.com/climateleave.org

Dutch Caribbean

Sea & Learn on Saba, in the Dutch Caribbean, is a non-profit foundation founded in 2003, which brings together the local community, diverse nature experts and visitors to understand the value of nature, both worldwide and locally on Saba. Sea & Learn’s objective is to reinforce the importance of protecting nature and educate the potential safe-keepers in order to sustain viability of Saba’s eco-tourism product and other environments throughout the world. In order to accomplish its mission, Sea & Learn on Saba has invited expert speakers from throughout the Caribbean and around the world to come to Saba every October for the past eleven years. These experts are world-renowned in their respective fields and offer specific insight into environmental issues relevant to Saba and the Caribbean. Expert speakers, the local community, and participants collaborate and utilize multimedia presentations, hands-on activities for school children, community field projects, musical performances, theatrical productions, and other artistic expressions to enhance environmental awareness. Local youth collaborate with the experts, local dive shops, and the Saba Conservation Foundation in a youth leadership development program to provide opportunities for academic growth and personal empowerment. The target group of Sea & Learn is the local Saba community consisting of Saba citizens, adults and children, local businesses and visiting tourists.

France

As the Accor group enters a new phase of sustained expansion, it is reaffirming its approach to responsible development, which generates value shared by everyone. The PLANET 21 sustainable development program accelerates and intensifies Accor’s sustainable development commitment, transforming it into a decisive competitive advantage for the Group, its brands and its partners.

The program is structured around 21 commitments backed by quantifiable objectives that all hotels are expected to meet by 2015. With PLANET 21, Accor is making sustainable hospitality the focus of its strategic vision, as well as its development and innovation processes.

Estonia – Tallinn

The pupils and teachers of Tallinn Rahumäe Elementary School together with Deputy Mayor of Tallinn will be planting 3 apple trees in the school yard. After the planting and watering of the trees, the children will perform a short welcoming to the trees and the Earth Day. In addition the Deputy Mayor and the Principal of the School will greet everybody attending the Earth Day event and remind people of the importance of green spaces in the urban environment.

France

WORLD CLIMATE SUMMIT
Paris 2015

France was officially selected to host the 21st conference on climate change in 2015.

On this occasion, Alliance Francaise Dubai in cooperation with the French Business Council organize a serie of conferences about climate change.

The next conference will take place on Tue Apr 21
Greening the Economy of our Cities
A vision based on experience concerning the usage of Solar Energy and carbon footprint reduction in the UAE.

Moreover, From April 21 to 27, 2015, it is the second ‘Green Week’ in Dubai.
Green Week is part of DEWA’s efforts to implement the Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Dubai’s strategy 2021 to consolidate Dubai’s position as a world-class hub for green economy.

Germany

On April 22, Schuldorf Bergstrasse, a comprehensive school in Seeheim- Jugenheim (Germany) with about 2000 students will celebrate Earth Day for the first time officially. Sales and games stalls for a good cause, garbage collection campaigns, tree planting, an Earth Day cinema and much more will ensure enthusiasm. We look forward to your visit.

Italy

On April 22, in University of Salerno, AISA Studenti Salerno (Italian Environmental Sciences Association – Salerno Student Section- intervention of manager Dr. Angelo Zoppi) will host Earth Day Unisa 2015, with the presence of Greenopoli (prof. Giovanni De Feo), University institutions, University Foundation, Comieco consortium (Dr.ssa Liguori), Basso Olive Oil, Sabino Basso – President of Confindustria Salerno (Salerno branch of the Italian General Industrial Confederation), Riciclab, and last but not least, the elementary students from Teodoro Gaza Institute, set in San Giovanni a Piro, Salerno. The children will do a lesson on the Environmental Sciences, together with their chairwoman Maria De Biase (European Citizen of the Year) and after that they will plant a small tree using their own domestic compost.

We all want to see the world through the eyes of the children! Earth Day April 22, 2015, Wednesday, at P/1 room in Facolt‡ di Scienze Matematiche Fisiche e Naturali. There will be celebrated the “Earth Day”, the world greatest environmental manifestation, created by United Nations, a day in which citizens from all around the world will join together to celebrate Earth and promoting it’s safeguards.

Italy – Rome

Earth Village at Rome
Join Earth Day Italia in the heart of Rome to celebrate the Earth. On April 18th and 19th in Villa Borghese, the Earth Village will host several green activities, such as sport events, live music, street food, craft laboratories, seminars and a lot more for families and kids. The entrance is FREE!

The list of Artists that will perform at the Village include: Dolcenera – official 2015 Earth Testimonial, Dee Dee Bridgewater – FAO ambassador, Marco Martinelli, Mariella Nava, Piotta, The Reggae Circus by Adriano Bono, the Bamboo, Valerio Piccolo and Francesca Zanni, Niccolò Agliardi, the Fuoricontrollo, Leo Folgari and Gianluca Secco from Scuderie Marte Live and Frankie HI-Nrg with his dj set.

Kosovo

Eko Viciana was formed in 2007 by a group of enthusiastic young people with a clear vision for sensibilization of the public to protect nature and the environment. We have a staff members as well as volunteers and collaborators who are willing to join us to work and lobby for environmental issues.

Macedonia – Skopje

The ambassadors of peace – the Earth Friends are the youngest pupils from the primary school H.T.Karposh , Skopje -Macedonia taking part in the International Contest on the theme – Love to Hiroshima . With their ELTeacher Panev Violeta they made their works of art and sent love and peace messages to the kids in Japan. This year Hiroshima celebrates 70 years of peace since the last atomic bomb and will have an International Exhibition of art works from 86 countries. On 21-23rd April 2015 they will talk about love, peace and kids’ rights in a peaceful society trough their language messages and paintings. Love to the Earth and the citizen brings Peace on Earth and well being to young people.

Netherlands

Earth Day The Netherlands 2015, to be celebrated this year in The Hague. This is a bilingual event (English and Dutch), and anyone interested in learning more about sustainable living and minimizing your impact on the environment is invited! Planned events include: a fair with environmental non-profits and eco-vendors, soil, gardening and “art from scrap” workshops, lectures on the state of our oceans, sustainable design, micro-credit and the importance of Fair Trade products, an art exhibition, organic and fair trade food, musical performances and more. At this point, we have 22 booths in our fair, and a full schedule of events. Earth Day The Netherlands will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 11:00-15:00 Christus Triumfatorkerk Juliana van Stolberglaan 154 2595 CL The Hague.

Romania – Transylvania

The events dedicated to the Earth Day are taking place indoors and outdoors: 1. Virtual Exhibition with posters and supportive messages for our planet. 2. Educational software about Gaia 3. Models of ecological houses used in Sahara Desert 4. Identifying solutions for transforming the desert into green oasis 5. Planting trees 6. Musical Show 7. Human-Sandwich people who promote the idea of salvation 8. Web page about the valences of the water and how to keep it in optimal conditions 9. Hugging trees in town’s central park

Romania

Romania launched the book Protecting the local ecosystems, a collection of environmental case studies and good practices examples of the Romanian schools.



Latin America

Bolivia

Mother Earth Festival: La Paz on April 22nd and Santa Cruz on June 5th (Bolivia)
Organization: In 2006, a group of young Bolivian environmental professionals decided to create an institution that would respond to the big environmental challenges in the country. This institution would allow the members to unleash all their passions, imagination, and technical skills in order to improve Bolivia’s environment and help its people. Thus, on Earth Day, 2006, the environmental non-profit foundation Gaia Pacha was born. Their mission is to create, propose, and implement feasible environmentally friendly solutions, based on local and scientific knowledge, on problems where human actions and decisions have altered the harmonic natural dynamic between people and nature.
Event: The Mother Earth Festival was thought to use the formula of art and culture with the environment. We believe that this approach will help to arouse the interest of the public in understanding the problem, know solutions from other parts of the world, and make decisions and actions to address the risks of environmental degradation and climate change.
Although the main attraction is the projection of top international films, the festival does not neglect local talent. Therefore, the Festival also invites local artists and civil society groups to share their artistic expressions such as audiovisual, graphics, photographs, and music among others. This will not only inspire and invite people to think globally, but also to act locally.

Chile

At RECYCLA we aim to contribute to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), principally through the recycling of electronic, electrical and non-ferrous metal wastes by applying green production technology and generating worker re-training programs. Also, we offer consulting services to companies and organizations, drawing on our wide range of experience with sustainability issues to help them incorporate more sustainable practices into their production and brand.

Colombia

The Clean Garbage Project was born in 2008. We organize environment art activities to educate kids and people about their footprint related with Garbage. We use art in massive events to raise awareness of entire communities of the importance of recycling waste generated daily, understanding that each of us is the primary cause of the problem of trash that fills our cities, towns, rivers and seas. Some 100 activities were carried out in Colombia and in different countries,and the message has reached something more than 30,000 people.

Dominican Republic

The Mariposa DR Foundation is based out of the town Cabarete in the Dominican Republic and their mission is to educate, empower and employ the young women and girls of Cabarete. The Mariposa Foundation is dedicated to the girls in its community, offering year-round programs and support to the girls and their families. The Mariposa Center for Girls has a permaculture garden in which they grow a lot of fruit and vegetables that are used on a daily basis in the kitchen and the girls take classes in the garden to understand its importance. One of the Center’s most exciting features is its solar panel system, which is the only system in Cabarete that generates enough energy to power the Center and feed back into the grid; they have 45 panels. Leading up to Earth Day, the girls will be taking full advantage of these panels.

Ecuador – Galapagos

IOI Galapagos works towards conserving the Galapagos Islands through education and social development and so we too take part in the celebration of earth day on the 22nd of April. In celebration of this conservation day IOI volunteers will be planting 40 new plants in our botanical garden. With the botanical garden IOI Galapagos wants to show the local people of Isabela Island that native plants are valuable and pretty and that invasives are not needed. Furthermore the garden will include a farming section with which we will start a CSA program (community supported agriculture). The intention is to show how growing your own food is fun, increases nutrition content of the food served, ensures food availability, and reduces the carbon footprint of shipping to our community. The 40 plants will be given to IOI Galapagos by the plant nursery from the Galapagos National Park.

Mexico

This event is a photo tour that shows ecological changes around the world (focusing in Mexico) and a discussion following about human impact on the environment and how to take action. It’s called Mexico en la Tierra, hosted by Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso

Mexico

Haciendo Eco is a commercial radio program where we talk about all the issues and concerns about our plant. Last year we win a national award in communication.

The event take place in a natural park called “Parque Ecologico Chipinque” they organize sever activities for the whole familiy and Haciendo Eco together with E-XXI install a solar system to transform the solar energy and make possible that all the equipment sound in the event come from the sun.

Mexico – Mexico City

7 years ago PIDES created as a platform for innovation and creativity that accelerates social change to make cities more open, sustainable and inclusive. PIDES processes are based on the principles of design and systems thinking (systems thinking, design thinking), the strategic use of technology and creative collaboration across sectors. PIDES projects create value in the areas of governance, public participation, climate change, education and health.

Mexico – Saltillo Coahuila

The Earth Charter is an ethical framework for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century. It seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the whole human family, the greater community of life, and future generations. It is a vision of hope and a call to action. To celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the international launch of the Initiative Earth Charter, with the participation of key actors and groups of international and national interest, to promote understanding and dialogue about the essence of the Earth Charter and its Principles, through the interaction of the attendees.Promote the mission, vision, goals and strategic objectives of the initiative.

Paraguay

Para La Tierra will be celebrating Earth Day 2015 with two different activities. During the day, we will visit the local school and work with the children to do a community wide litter-pick. Following this there will be a short lesson on recycling and the importance of keeping the planet clean. Afterwards there will be face painting and finally all the children will be given a tree sapling of a native Atlantic Forest species to plant near the school. In the evening there will be a shorter event for the wider community. We will give a short talk on the importance of Earth Day and what it means for the local people and how they can contribute to conservation. A screening of the short film “The Magic of Laguna Blanca” by Joseph Sarvary will follow (https://vimeo.com/96335488). This film highlights the importance of the reserve and its incredible biodiversity.

Peru

Inner Healers Association, de la mano con Earth Day Network en Washington Columbia, celebra por 5to año consecutivo “Earth Day Peru”, con el propósito de difundir la importancia de cuidar de nuestra madre Tierra.

Todos somos responsables de esta inmensa casa en la que vivimos, por lo tanto a todos nos corresponde aportar a su cuidado. Su bienestar es nuestro bienestar.

Lugares: San Isidro, Miraflores, Chorrillos y Huampaní
Día central: miércoles 22 de abril

Programa:

1. Inner Healing Meditation® – Free guided meditation for Earth
Ofrecemos una meditación guiada gratuita, en contacto con la naturaleza, para quienes desean conectar con nuestra Madre Tierra y agradecerle.
Lugar: Parque “El Olivar”, San Isidro
Hora: 6h00 – 7h00

2. Bike your way
Ofrecemos una bicicleteada gratuita, de San Isidro a Miraflores, para quienes desean obtener los beneficios de este deporte en relación con la Madre Tierra.
Lugar de encuentro: Parque “El Olivar”, San Isidro
Hora: 7h00 – 8h00

3. Inner Healing Meditation® – Free guided meditation for Earth
Ofrecemos una meditación guiada gratuita, en contacto con la naturaleza, para quienes desean conectar con nuestra Madre Tierra y agradecerle.
Lugar: Parque María Reiche, Miraflores
Hora: 9h00 – 10h00

4. Inner Healing Meditation® – Free guided meditation for Earth
Ofrecemos una meditación guiada gratuita, en contacto con la naturaleza, para quienes desean conectar con nuestra Madre Tierra y agradecerle.
Lugar: Playa, Chorrillos.
Hora: 11h00 – 12h00

5. Biohuerto urbano (previa inscripción)
Ofrecemos un taller para aprender cómo realizar un bio huerto en casa, en contacto con la naturaleza.
Lugar: Inner Healers Association
Hora: 19h00 – 21h00

6. Compostaje urbano (previa inscripción)
Ofrecemos un taller para aprender cómo realizar compostaje en casa, en contacto con la naturaleza.
Lugar: Huampani (partida: José del Llano Zapata, Miraflores)
Hora: 8h00 – 11h00

7. Concurso “Pinta tu Planeta”
Organizamos un concurso para niños en edad escolar donde pintarán su percepción del planeta que habitan. El ganador recibirá su dibujo digitalizado con los logos corresponientes el cual será enviado a Earth Day Network en USA representando a Perú.
Del 1-abril al 21-abril
Enviar a: association@innerhealers.com

Además estaremos compartiendo entrevistas y artículos a personas reconocidas del medio a través de nuestras redes sociales:

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Agradecemos de antemano su atención y correspondiente publicación de la presente.

Peru

A photo exhibit at the Peruvian Embassy that highlights the Amazon Conservation Association´s work in the Andean highlands, cloud forest and rainforest lowlands of Peru. The photographs capture the sustainable livelihoods ACA supports, the vibrant landscapes and wildlife we fight to protect, the grave ecological threats we monitor, and many of our local partners in conservation. Photographs taken by award-winning nature photographer Gabby Salazar.

Peru

On April 22nd 2015 at 2PM the WindAid Institute will dedicate its 10th turbine in the community of Playa Blanca to Earth Day! WindAid Institute is an NGO that works with students from around the world offering them the hands-on opportunity to build and install wind turbines in Peruvian communities with no access to electricity. Over 40% of Peru’s rural population is in need of dependable electricity, and Playa Blanca is a small rural fishing village on the northern coast of Peru that is striving to ecologically advance their energy profile.

El 22 de abril de 2015 a las 14:00 el WindAid Institute dedicará su décima turbina en la comunidad de Playa Blanca al Día de la Tierra! WindAid Institute es una organización no gubernamental que trabaja con estudiantes de todo el mundo ofreciéndoles la oportunidad de construir e instalar aerogeneradores en las comunidades peruanas que no tienen acceso a la electricidad. Más del 40% de la población rural del Perú está en la necesidad de electricidad y Playa Blanca es un pequeño pueblo pesquero rural en la costa norte del Perú, que se esfuerza por avanzar en su perfil ecológico y energías renovable.

Puerto Rico

This year, Earth Day Puerto Rico choose Ponce as our host city in the southwest of Puerto Rico for the event and their newly Urban Ecological Park facilities. With a free entrance concert in a cultural entertainment concert with eco market and orientations that can unite the whole community and families in a safe eco friendly environment. Giving away more than 400 trees with free orientation for those attending the event, among many other eco friendly orientations about agriculture, power alternatives, recycling among other free orientations. As last year, working together with the organization OPAS, we are going to continue a trash free event, with volunteers guiding the process of managing the waste generated during the event, working recyclable and compostable trash. The only event of its kind in the Caribbean.

Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic

Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) are putting together a panel discussion on April 22 at Funglode headquarters in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

The Rainforest Trust

The Rainforest Trust is a nonprofit conservation organization specializing in the protection of threatened rainforest and tropical species. This year we are celebrating Earth Day by protecting 25,000 acres for tigers in Sumatra.

Trindad and Tobago

One T&T is a department in the Ministry of Legal Affairs in the government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. It is a behaviour change campaign with an environmental focus so basically we go to schools, communities and public places to perform outreach in hopes of raising the environmental awareness of our citizens. This earth day we will be visiting two schools in south Trinidad where we shall do a short lecture and plant some trees on each of the compounds



Middle East

Iraq

We are Iraqi NGO , our work in Peace & Environmental , we did many project in Iraq coopering with many International Org for the Iraqi Environment , also we are officially partner with you ( Earth Day net work ) , also we get thank from your net in 2012 This year we plan to print T shirt for the students in Iraq ( 500 T shirt ) & plant 500 olive trees, then we will send you the events images.

Lebanon

Cleanup event at tungku beach with around 100 volunteers to sweep the 500m coastline of the beach to rid it of litter.



Oceania

Australia – Dickson

Canberra enjoys the benefits of renewable energy investment

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is the seat of the nation’s capital, Canberra. In 2012 the ACT Government committed to a renewable energy target of 90% by 2020. This target is a key part of the ACT Government’s commitment to reduce emissions to 40% of 1990 levels by 2020. Investment in renewable energy will not only drastically reduce emissions but also provide a range of economic opportunities.

Most electricity in Australia is generated from fossil fuels, particularly coal. Canberra takes its electricity from the National Electricity Market, of which 74% is sourced from coal. This makes electricity Canberra’s greatest source of greenhouse gas emissions, currently accounting for 59% of total emissions.

To meet its ambitious renewable energy target, the ACT Government estimated that approximately 500 megawatts (MW) of large-scale renewable energy investment will be required. In response, a blend of renewables is being pursued, including:
• around 90 MW of solar generation capacity, including next generation solar technologies;
• up to 400 MW of wind generation capacity, being the lowest cost renewable source; and
• approximately 20 MW of energy from waste generation capacity, diverting large amounts of waste from landfill.

The ACT Government’s first major investment in large-scale renewable electricity was the 20 MW Royalla Solar Farm, delivered by Fotowatio Renewable Ventures in August 2014. At the time, it was the largest solar farm operating in Australia.

The ACT Government’s investment in large-scale renewable electricity generation has been achieved through an innovative Feed-in Tariff (FiT) reverse auction process. In this process, proponents compete to supply renewable electricity to Canberra against a range of selection criteria, including price. As the price of the renewable energy provided to Canberra is fixed for 20 years, and not subject to inflation, the real costs to Canberra will decrease as electricity prices rise over time. The 20-year length of the FiT also provides long-term security for proponents, allowing them to secure finance for their projects from banks and investors.

In February 2015 the ACT announced the winners of the first 200 MW Wind Auction. These projects will meet one third of Canberra’s total electricity demand by 2017 and reduce electricity emissions by 580,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per annum. In relative terms, this will be the biggest drop in greenhouse gas emissions of any Australian jurisdiction. Additional reverse auction processes are being considered to secure the balance of renewable energy needed to meet our 90 % target.

While the actual wind farms will be located outside the ACT, ACT Government investment in renewable electricity is stimulating investment in the local economy. The successful wind auction proponents will deliver $50 million (AUD) in economic investment in Canberra. This includes the establishment of new power plant operations centres, research and development partnerships with local universities, a new national trades training centre and an innovation fund for small Canberra renewables businesses.

Canberra is on track to meet its commitments and provides an excellent example of the benefits of committing to an ambitious renewable energy target.



United States

Alaska – Anchorage

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Office of Sustainability is dedicated to building a future for UAA and the Great Land through environmentally wise, economically sound, and socially responsible actions. The office has made great strides to promote sustainability awareness across UAA’s campus and in the community since its founding in January of 2009. In 2011, UAA received an AASHE Bronze Star Award, which is a national benchmark developed by sustainability personnel to assess sustainability progress. In addition, UAA is the first college in the State of Alaska to be named Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. For more information about the UAA Office of Sustainability and the importance of sustainability, please take a moment to navigate through the website.

Arizona – Tuscon

21st Annual Earth Day Festival 2015

A Community Celebration of the Environment. Saturday April 18, 2015 9:00am – 2:00pm

Arkansas – Little Rock

Our festival is being held on April 18, 2015 from 11am-4pm at Heifer International in Little Rock, Ar. Our theme this year is “Getting back to our roots!” We are hosting several different local booths along with local music for our festival. Our website is www.arkansasearthday.org. If the community is interested in having a booth, donating food for the volunteers, volunteering, performing music or art performance, or becoming a sponsor for our festival they can email our foundation at info@arkansasearthday.org for more information.

Arkansas – Fayetteville

‘Wild About Earth Day’ is Fayetteville’s 2015 Earth Day Event. Volunteers will be picking up litter along the Fayetteville section of the Razorback Greenway Trail System. After litter has been collected, wildflower seeds will be dispersed in allotted areas along the trail. All participants will receive a bag of wildflower seeds to take home. The event will begin at the Marion Orton Recycling Center (735 W. North St. in Fayetteville) from 12:30 – 5:00. For more details please contact Lee Porter 479.575.8268

California – Atascadero

6th Annual Conservation Celebration – A Party for the Planet explores the management of our natural resources and the protection of animals and plants, both locally and globally. On Saturday, April 18, 10am – 2pm, the Charles Paddock Zoo (9100 Morro Road, Atascadero) hosts a family event focusing on the importance of natural resource conservation and the protection of animals, plants, and habitats. A fun, hands-on day for children of all ages, there will be interactive adventures and lively demonstrations to provoke the imagination and ignite creativity. Kids can bring an old t-shirt and transform themselves into a ‘ZooperHero’! The unique Trashformation Station shows kids how to recycle everyday items into great party decorations. Kids can enjoy animal charades, rain barrel painting, face painting, kid’s karaoke, raffle prizes, and Zoo Storytime. They’ll make water conservation bracelets and can visit the Education Station, learning how to conserve resources indoors and out. G. Brothers Kettlecorn will have delicious treats available for purchase. Sponsored by SunRun and Friends of the Charles Paddock Zoo, additional supporters include Atascadero Mutual Water Company, Cal Poly, City of Atascadero, County of San Luis Obispo, and Charles Paddock Zoo. Exhibitors include Upper Salinas-Las Tablas Resource Conservation District, Central Coast Green Goats, Mad4Mats, Ye Olde Woodcarvers Shoppe, SolarCity, Eco Club Five Cities, Central Coast Partners for Water Quality, Friends of Atascadero Lake, empower SLO, and Dudleya Studio. This is a day full of fun and purpose, enjoyable for all, at no cost beyond regular zoo admission ($7 adults age 12+, $6 seniors age 65+, $5 kids 3-11, free for kids 2 & under.) It’s an engaging, affordable event that will challenge young and mature minds alike.

California – Berkley

Join the David Brower Center for its first-ever Earth Day celebration, a fun-filled afternoon of community learning opportunities, family art activities, hands-on workshops, live music, and delicious organic food–all focused on protecting and honoring the planet we call home. Earth Day attendees will have the chance to engage in critical conversations during the Climate Change Solutions Right Under Our Feet speaker panels. Topics include the pioneering field of carbon farming, climate-friendly consumption practices, and lessons for fighting climate change at the neighborhood level. Movement Generation’s Brooke Anderson, Nutiva’s John Roulac, Project Drawdown’s Amanda Ravenhill, and many others will be on hand to share their cutting-edge environmental perspectives.

California – Death Valley

Earth Day: Giving Furnace Creek a Sense of Community They’ve said that this day has been the largest civic observance in the world; over 1 billion participate in over 192 counties. This year marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. As a concessionaire within a National Park, we strive to provide legendary hospitality with a softer footprint. We will be holding an event in conjunction with the National Park Service in celebration of this anniversary.

California – Los Angeles

On this all important 45th anniversary, the Earth Day Network is teaming up with ECO Films to present an environmental film festival, the GREEN DOCS SCREENING SERIES, April and May in Los Angeles, CA.

California – Los Angeles

Come to Grand Park, The Music Center and DWP to discover ways you can live clean and go green in LA.

E-waste Drop Off
Energy Efficiency & Water Conservation Displays
Tour Grand Park’s Sustainable Landscaping
Gardening Demos
Educational Performances
The Music Center Tours
Composting
Plant & Tree* giveaways
Electric Vehicle Demos
Recycled Art Project
Healthy Lifestyle Vendors
Free Ice Cream Samples from Ben & Jerry’s
*Free trees will be available if you live or own property within the City of Los Angeles. Verification will be required (ID/Driver’s License or LADWP bill). First come, first served. Limit one tree per address.

WHEN: April 22, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
WHERE: Grand Park, The Music Center and DWP
200 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

California – Los Gatos

On Sunday April 19th from 10am-1pm the Town will be hosting Spring into Green, which is a sustainability event to celebrate Earth Day, Arbor Day, and Keep Los Gatos Beautiful Month at Town Plaza. To commemorate Arbor Day and the Town’s 35th year as a Tree City USA there will be a tree planting ceremony at Town Plaza at 10:30am. To celebrate Earth Day and Keep Los Gatos Beautiful Month we will have environmental vendors and partners from the local community hosting interactive booths. These booths include West Valley Clean Water Program, West Valley Collection & Recycling, Santa Clara Valley Water District, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, Parks Commission, Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, Los Gatos Saratoga Recreation, Santa Clara County Parks, Beautification Committee, and PG&E Vegetation Program. This is a family friendly event, with interactive activities for all ages including face painting, a photo booth, and a live band. The event will take place in conjunction with the Town’s weekly Farmer’s Market to promote eating & buying locally. The purpose of this event is to celebrate the Town’s environmental consciousness, learn about sustainability, and collect feedback from residents regarding green issues in Town.

California – Monterey County

To meet the challenge of declining resources and climate change by helping our community transition to sustainable practices. Our Goals: ● Enable communities to meet new challenges and new opportunities ● Decrease use of fossil fuels and other non-renewable resources ● Protect our environment The organization will host a festival including a puppet show, music, interactive learning booths, and a park beautification.

California – Newport Beach

What: Newport Bay Conservancy with OC Parks hosts the 25th Annual Earth Day at the Bay featuring environmental discovery exhibits, live entertainment, kids crafts, face painting and scavenger hunt, and environmental short film series shown in conjunction with the Newport Beach Film Festival. Food from the Burnt Truck, Tamarindo, Front Porch Pops and opportunity drawing tickets available for purchase. When: 04/25/2015 to 04/25/2015

California – Palo Alto

The Environmental Volunteers is partnering with Acterra, the Palo Alto Wastewater Treatment and Mudcake for a series of events to educate, stimulate and get you outdoors. Come learn – How to make safe, nontoxic, household cleaning supplies that are safe for the environment; – Actions you can do to save and safely reuse water in your household; – Activities you can take outdoors to build forts with found objects. – More about the drought effects and what you can be doing to help improve water conservation.

California – Redwood City

Come celebrate Earth Day with the Student Conservation Association, Acterra and the City of Redwood City through a day of service at Stulsaft Park. Volunteers will work to beautify and restore this city park through clearing invasives, removing litter, constructing new trail, monitoring stream water quality and removing social trails around the park.

California – San Diego

Our annual EarthFair in Balboa Park is the largest free annual environmental fair in the world. EarthFair 2015 will be our 26th annual event! Each year, the EarthFair draws around 60,000 visitors.Produced by 400 volunteers, EarthFair 2015 will feature more than 300 exhibitors, special theme areas, a Food Pavilion, a special Children’s Activity Area, five entertainment venues, the Children’s Earth Parade, the eARTh Gallery art show, and the Cleaner Car Concourse.

California – San Francisco

Interfaith Power & Light is mobilizing a religious response to global warming. The mission of Interfaith Power & Light is to be faithful stewards of Creation by responding to global warming through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. Interfaith Power and Light will host a climate change forum on April 12th.

California – Sebastopol

In honor of Earth Day, Dennis Hysom, field recordist and composer, presents “Earth in Concert” at the Sebastopol Regional Library in Sebastopol, California. He will talk about his experiences recording in North and Central America, being still in nature, listening closely, and the nature of sound. He will demonstrate field recording equipment and techniques, play animal and weather sounds from Costa Rican rainforests, Louisiana bayous, Dakota prairies, the Caribbean, and Alaska’s Glacier Bay, and lead a participatory “Identify that Animal!” activity. He will also discuss the creation of Nature Maestro, mobile iOS apps for environmental education that incorporate sounds from his extensive library. Hysom has composed many music and nature albums and a major motion picture ambience using these sounds. On Earth Day April 22, the Nature Maestro Rainforest Day app for iPad will be free for download from the iTunes App Store. To learn about Dennis’s projects, visit http://earthinconcert.com & http://naturemaestro.com

California – Whittier

Earth Day 2015 is a free community event hosted by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County on Saturday, April 18. We are located at 1955 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA 90601. The event features over 50 green exhibitors ready to spend the day with you. Be ready to try hands-on exhibits, do arts and crafts projects, get lots of giveaways and more. You can also tour a waste water treatment facility and a material recovery facility. Its’ not all about learning- we also have a stage with live music and dance performances. The little ones can have fun too in a kids zone with an environmental magician and face painter so this is truly a family event for the everyone to enjoy. We hope to see you on the 18th!

Central Florida

Central Florida Earth Day is back–bigger and better than ever! It will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at beautiful Lake Eola Park in Orlando. Please join us at the largest and most prestigious Earth Day event in Central Florida. The event will include healthy living and eco-friendly exhibitors, speakers, and presentations; non-profits; fun and games for kids; dog and cat adoptions; restaurant booths; environmental and humane education; artist and craft corners; and live music and entertainment. Central Florida Earth Day will draw both committed environmentalists and those who want to learn more about how to protect our health, the planet, and its inhabitants. You can promote your business or group to thousands of people who want to learn more about environmentalism and the varied products and services that support an eco-friendly and a veg-friendly way of life. All money raised will be used for local environmental education and outreach.

Colorado – Aspen

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) The City of Aspen, and the Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) are hosting an Earth Day event at ACES to celebrate Earth Day and ring in the 2015 Green Drinks season! Participants are invited to meet community members, explore the nature preserve, and enjoy locally sourced snacks and libations. Earth Day activities will include letter writing, a photo booth, prizes, and more.

Colorado – Boulder

April 9 Noon Alliance for Sustainable Colorado “Lunch and Learn” 1536 Wynkoop St Denver, CO 80202

April 18 1 pm Wild Earth Day Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center 20 Lakeview Dr Nederland, CO 80466
Wild Earth Day is from 11 am – 4 pm (“What Can I Do?” presentation 1 pm)

April 19 6 pm Boulder Creek Community Boulder, CO (private event)

April 21 10:50 am Montclair School Denver, CO (private event)

April 21 1:30 pm Denver School of Arts Denver, CO (private event)

April 22, 2015 Earth Day Celebration at Thornton Senior Center 9471 Dorothy Blvd. Thorton, CO 80229

April 22 7 pm Earth Day Celebration at High Mar Residence 4990 Moorhead Ave Boulder, CO 80305

April 27th 6:30 pm RRCC Sustainability Celebration Redrocks Community College
13300 W 6th Ave Lakewood, CO 80228
more info: http://www.sustainablecolorado.org/calendar/events/index.php?com=detail&eID=7649

“What Can I Do?” Spaceship Earth

“The boiling frog story is a widespread anecdote describing a frog slowly being boiled. The premise is that if a frog is placed in boiling water, it will jump out, but if it is placed in cold water that is slowly heated, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death. The story is often used as a metaphor for the inability or unwillingness of people to react to significant changes that occur gradually.”

Whether or not you accept the premise that humans are contributing to global climate change, it is clear that our “disposable society” is quickly depleting our irreplaceable resources.

In 2012 I decided to combine my musical gifts with my love of art and passion for our incredibly beautiful planet Earth to reach people in a unique way and inspire us all to be better stewards.

I have created an educational presentation featuring the photography of renowned John Fielder and Karl Snyder. It includes two trailers of award-winning documentaries and shares information that inspires small and easy lifestyle changes we can make that can add up to make a BIG difference in reducing our Carbon Footprint at a critical time in our history.

I do all the speaking, guitar playing, and singing that complete the presentation. I have 30, 45 and 60 minute versions which also depend on the interactivity of the attendees which I encourage.

I believe a lot of folks are overwhelmed with hearing about all the problems in the world today but this is a fun and easy way to be inspired! Recycling and composting are important but conserve, reduce and reuse even more so.

Click here to see the first few minutes of the presentation: http://youtu.be/NuCO8xwG4tU.

The link below will take you to a play list at my You Tube channel. The first video is “The Story Behind “What Can I Do?’” and the other five music videos (performed live for the actual presentation). One of the slide shows (“I Believe”) is of Colorado nature and wildlife and the “Utah Dream” slide show is of parks and wilderness areas in Utah.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiLZJA88tTk1DMbpB97yHbyR9VMjhuu-p

A bit of background on me:
• Professional singer and guitar player for over 40 years with three CDs out
• Two-time recipient of awards from Billboard Magazine
• Top 10 finalist in the 2011 World Peace Song Contest for “What Can I Do?”
• Recipient of Boulder Magazine’s 2011 REAL Award
• First place winner in the Colorado Music Business Association’s 2013 and 2014 Song Contest
• “Member of the Year” award BPW Boulder 2014 (Business and Professional Women)
• Passed first round of 2013 auditions for America’s Got Talent

This presentation has been delivered to rave reviews in over 50 venues including the IBM Quarter Century Club, BIBA (Boulder County Independent Business Association)’ s Brown Bag Lunch and Learn, the Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center, the Boulder International Fringe Festival, Colorado Environmental Film Festival, libraries, schools, senior, and community centers.

Representative Jared Polis called it “powerful!” and Eldorado Canyon State Park nature interpreter Constance Roth said, “What an eye opener for all of us who attended and a reminder to do our share to help the planet… I would like to see this concert performed in schools and other State Parks.”

Request to see a list of reviews and all past clients and venues from Laurie at WindchimeL@aoL.com

Colorado – Lakewood

The Lakewood Earth Day Celebration will take place on Saturday, April 18th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lakewood Heritage Center. This is a free community event hosting over 30 exhibitors and a range of fun activities and educational demonstrations. This year we will be encouraging community members to ask “What’s Your Footprint?” and to learn how they can reduce their impact on the Earth through their daily choices.

Colorado – Mesa

All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Battlement Mesa, Colorado is bringing a renowned climate scientist, Dr. Brad Tyndall to Parachute, to highlight this important issue. Dr. Tyndall, from Colorado Mountain College, will describe the impacts of climate change, and talk about what each person can do to make a difference.

The event has been organized in partnership with GreenFaith, an interfaith environmental organization, and Climate Voices, a non-profit dedicated to bringing scientists and citizens together to discuss climate science and the local impacts of climate change. All Saints’ is doing the event as part of GreenFaith Day (coinciding with Earth Day this year), an annual effort to help faith communities focus one day of the year on environmental concerns.

This event sponsored by All Saints’ will be held at the Parachute Public Library at 6:30 pm on Saturday, April 25th and is open to the wider public. Please contact Betsy A. Leonard at betsleon@msn.com or 970-285-9874 for more information. For more information on GreenFaith Day, visit http://www.greenfaith.org/success-stories/greenfaith-day-2015

Connecticut

Started in 1998, Fairfield’s Earth Day Celebration has grown into a regional event where family fun and sustainability meet. With over 100 exhibitors and 1,000 visitors, this exciting springtime annual event promotes community, saving the planet, and your pocketbook. You can find all sorts of information about the event happening this year as well as past years at www.FairfieldEarthDay.org.

Connecticut – Barkhamsted

Our 2nd Annual Barkhamsted Earth Day Nature Festival will be held on Sunday, April 26th from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Matthies Grove in Peoples State Forest in Barkhamsted, Connecticut. We have over 30 exhibitors on all things natural including field biologists, sustainable farmers, furbearer experts, Master Gardeners, beekeepers, nature photographers and artists and a Birds of Prey Show and lots, lots more. The Festival is held in beautiful Peoples State Forest right alongside the Wild & Scenic West Branch of the Farmington River–one of the best trout streams in the Northeast.

Florida – Coral Springs

GEER 2015 will provide a valuable forum for scientists and engineers to showcase and communicate the latest scientific developments, and to facilitate information exchange that builds shared understanding among federal, state, local, and tribal scientists and decision-makers, academia, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and private citizens.

Florida – Jacksonville

Join Earth Day Jacksonville and dozens of your favorite earth-friendly companies for a fun-filled day for the whole family during the Earth Day and Ecology Fair at The Jacksonville Landing on Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This annual event is celebrating its 25th year at The Landing and features booths of educational and interactive displays, live entertainment throughout the day on the main stage, giveaways and more. A children’s stage is located on the West end, offering a variety of kid-friendly, hands-on displays and the Jacksonville Zoo will show off their animals!

Florida – Mount Dora

EARTH DAY MOUNT DORA 2015 Sat., April 18th in downtown Donnelly Park (Baker Street & 6th Ave., Mount Dora, FL) 10 am – 4 pm FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Featuring rain barrel workshops, as well as approximately 25 earth friendly exhibitors and vendors providing regional information, earth friendly products and services, EARTH DAY MOUNT DORA will have LIVE MUSIC all day provided courtesy of well known and popular regional groups. The proceeds of our event go to the City of Mount Dora Adopted Parks and water conservation efforts. The link to our event: http://www.mountdoraenvironment.org/earth-day-2015.html The link to our website is: http://www.mountdoraenvironment.org/

Florida – Palm Beach

In celebration of Earth Day, the Great American Cleanup will take place in Palm Beach County, Florida officially on Saturday, April 18, with additional dates prior to and after the main date.

Florida – Pensacola

Palm Beach State College at Palm Beach Gardens will celebrate the Earth and all of its goodness April 15-16 with speakers, a night of stargazing and an outdoor festival featuring more than 20 vendors and exhibits showcasing and promoting green living, healthy eating and eco-friendly initiatives.

Florida – St. Petersburgh

On April 18th, 2015, St. Petersburg will celebrate Earth Day with its second annual festival in beautiful South Straub Park. This free event will be presented by Duke Energy and the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership. The Festival focuses on educating the public about eco-friendly technology, research and products that help create healthy, sustainable communities. People of all ages are welcome.

Florida – Summerland

Green Zone Farms is hosting Earth Day Meetup at: http://www.meetup.com/Irie-Vibez-Meetup/ VIP Admission, Food, & Complimentary Drinks for Irie Vibez Meet Up Members at Earth Day Event. Become a member at: http://www.meetup.com/Irie-Vibez-Meetup/ Irie Vibez Blog and Green Zone Farms brings you the first of many farm festivals in the Ocala area. Our mission is to bring conscious music to the area and raise awareness in the community about the importance of eating non-GMO/organically raised foods, health benefits of holistic medicine such as herbal remedies, permaculture, and why it is important to buy local.

Florida – Tampa Bay

EcoFest 2015 is a community event organized by Learning Gate Community School, the City of Tampa and the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability to celebrate the many businesses, organizations, and individuals in the Tampa Bay area dedicated to the principles of sustainability – Ecology, Equity and Economy. Our 6th Annual EcoFest will be held on Saturday, April 18th at the Lowry Park bandshell area – 7525 N. Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33604. The event will be open to the public from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM Admission to the event is free.

Georgia – Athens

We are hosting our Earth Day & Outdoor EXPO this year on April 25, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3:00 at Big Spring Memorial Park in Athens, AL. This event is free to the public. There will be lots of live animals, information on good environmental practices, free hot dogs, music, games, door prizes and fun. The event will also feature information on local trails and other outdoor activities and vendors offering earth-friendly products and services. The event offers lots of activities for children, including make and take recycled crafts, games, and hands-on lessons. Information: 256-233-8000, kalbcares@gmail.com, Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful Facebook Page

Georgia – Decatur

The City of Decatur, in partnership with the Wylde Center, will be holding its annual Decatur Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1-4 p.m. at the Oakhurst Garden at the corner of Oakview and South McDonough, Decatur. This gnome-themed celebration of Earth Day is a fun and festive way for more than 400 members of the community to join the gnome ranks in protecting our natural world on the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day. At the city’s OFFICIAL EARTH DAY PARTY, we will have an exciting array of events planned for children, youth and adults, including yoga, bike ride, costume parade, free kids’ crafts, scavenger hunt, live music, food vendors, and booths by other environmentally-conscious organizations. More info at http://wyldecenter.org/decatur-earth-day-festival/

Hawaii

Earth Patriot: Origins is a young adult novel that will be released in April 2015. The story involves the interaction within a Native Hawaiian family and how they incorporate the best of Hawaiian and Western culture into their lives.

Illinois – Aurora

Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church Educates About Climate Change by Bringing a Scientist to Services On Sunday, April 19, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church will bring climate scientist Dr. Jason Webster to services to highlight this important issue. Webster, from Aurora, Illinois, founded AtmoSci in 2009 to deliver forensic meteorology reports and has since developed a portfolio of services to enhance weather and climate decision-making. His efforts focus on effectively communicating the most accurate and current science to decision-makers. He will describe the impacts of climate change, and talk about what each person can do to make a difference. The event has been organized in partnership with GreenFaith, an interfaith environmental organization, and Climate Voices, a non-profit dedicated to bringing scientists and citizens together to discuss climate science and the local impacts of climate change. Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church is holding the event as part of a series of earth care classes, as well as part of GreenFaith Day, an annual effort to help faith communities focus one day of the year on environmental concerns. This event at Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church, 8505 Church St., Crystal Lake, IL 60012, is open to the public. Lois-rick@comcast.net for more information.

Illinois – Carmel

Caremel Green Initative Art Contest

Illinois – Elgin

We will host a variety of entities from the community. There will be vendors selling their sustainable products; businesses demonstrating or speaking on how they became sustainable and profitable, makers from the makers’ movement displaying their sustainable products; organizations such as the Elgin Sustainability Commission demonstrating and speaking on the importance of environmental sustainability and others. This is a family event as well so there will be sustainable games and activities. We invited middle school, high school and other colleges to either participate in the Sustainability Shark Tank or to learn about sustainability. We have extended an invitation to the local senior homes because they too need to be educated. I believe that if seniors are educated, they can convince their children and grandchildren to get active and participate in some way that will help the earth.

Illinois – Schaumburg

To celebrate Earth Day, the Village of Schaumburg’s Environmental Committee, School District 54 and Schaumburg Township District Library are co-hosting Schaumburg’s Annual Recycling Event on Saturday, April 18. The event, which is open to the public, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the School District 54 Office located at 524 E. Schaumburg Rd., Schaumburg. Please visit the village’s website at for detailed information and a full list of accepted items. Residents may also dial 311 within Schaumburg for answers to specific questions or they can call (847) 895-4500 outside of Schaumburg.

Illinois – Springfield

“Climate Action Rally: April 22nd @ 11am, Springfield, IL
Join hundreds of supporters for climate action and clean energy on Earth Day! We will converge on Springfield to call on our Governor and State Legislature to support policies that will reduce carbon pollution and grow our economy. Join us to make sure that our state leaders put people and the planet before polluters!”

Indiana

The HIA is a non-profit trade group representing hemp companies, researchers and supporters. INHIA is helping to put on Earth Day Indiana, an event which will have food, music, vendors, activities, and workshops.

Indiana – Indiana State University

Earth Day at ISU began in 2009 as a speaker series in the Biology department and has expanded each year to encompass more aspects of sustainability. Today, Earth Day is a day-long celebration open to both campus and the community. Earth Day 2014 was the biggest celebration yet, including a rock climbing wall and outdoor games, live entertainment, more than 50 local businesses and organizations offering educational activities about sustainability, and, for the first time, an outdoor picnic catered by Sodexo and the showing of a feature film (“Frozen”) for evening entertainment. Below, you can see the view of our celebration filmed from above. All activities will take place on ISU’s grassy quad; more specific location information and parking details will be posted to this page in April.

Indiana – Indianapolis

The Arthur M. Glick JCC’s third annual Earth Day Community Celebration is on April 26 from 1:00 – 4:00. Over 40 exhibitors will be present with as many or more activities that are all hands-on. This free event is open to all and 2500-3000 community members are expected to attend.

Iowa – Des Moines

Over 1100 volunteers will hit the Des Moines Metro in 50+ project locations to “green” up our community in Iowa’s largest Earth Day volunteer event. Last year’s volunteers removed over 122,000 pounds of litter, invasive species, brush, tires and more. In 2015, our community has already donated over $34,000 in cash and in-kind sponsorships to make this event a success! Volunteers will kick-off the event with a free Big City Burgers and Greens lunch (Iowa’s first fully compostable restaurant) and head out to projects to spend the afternoon removing litter, clearing out invasive species, planting trees and beautifying our City and surrounding metro area. Each team captain will also receive an Earth Day shirt. This year’s t-shirt and educational theme is focusing on the recovery of the Monarch butterfly and it’s habitat.

Iowa – Iowa City

Craft Your Environment Sunday, April 19; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. East Side Recycling Center, 2401 Scott Blvd. SE, Iowa City Join Friends of Historic Preservation, Salvage Barn, Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore and ECO Iowa City for the second annual reuse-themed craft fair. The event celebrates the work of artists and crafters who use recycled materials in their creations, thereby keeping valuable items out of the landfill. The fair will also host free workshops, kids activities, local food and more. We’ll update the workshop information here closer to the date. Walk, bike or carpool if you can — parking will be limited. We will have overflow parking at Systems Unlimited’s parking lot, located one lot south of the East Side Recycling Center. http://www.salvagebarn.org/craft-your-environment.html Earth Day brown bag lunch and book discussion: “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate” by Naomi Klein, led by Rev. Barbara Schlachter Wednesday, April 22; noon to 1 p.m. Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A (123 S. Linn St., Iowa City) Bring your lunch and your thoughts on Naomi Klein’s new book, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate.” The discussion will be led by Reverend Barbara Schlachter. Sponsored by ECO Iowa City and the 100 Grannies for a Livable Future. Earth Day Fair and “DamNation” screening Wednesday, April 22 Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A (123 S. Linn St., Iowa City) 6 to 7 p.m. Earth Day Fair featuring local environmental groups. Learn about what’s going on in the community and how you can get involved. 7 p.m. “DamNation” screening. Winner of the SXSW 2014 Audience Award in the Documentary Spotlight category. In the past, dams were created to control seasonal flooding, create recreational lakes, or to generate power. But by doing so, entire ecosystems were changed or destroyed. “DamNation” examines the growing shift in thinking about dams. Dangerously obsolete structures are being removed and rivers are returning to their natural course, and ecosystems are flourishing. Sponsored by 100 Grannies for a Livable Future, ECO Iowa City and the Iowa City Public Library.

Iowa – Marion

You’re invited to this community event to celebrate Earth Day 2015 on Wednesday, April 22 from 4-7pm at Matter Park in Marion, Indiana! There will be plenty of fun things going on that will display, promote, and celebrate the Earth and doing our part as stewards of the environment! Hosted by the Marion Parks Department, General Motors, and Marion Utilities! There will be kids activities, green exhibits, rain barrel displays, eco-friendly vendors, workshops, and trees to give away! Come and go as you please!

Iowa – University of Iowa

The University of Iowa Athletes will be volunteering in a effort to give back to the community by cleaning the litter along South 1st Ave. in Iowa City, Iowa partnering with Access 2 Independence to heightening awareness of the dangers of litter to persons with disabilities. The event is called, A Day of Caring and is sponsored by the United Way. The time and details are on the flyer below. If they have any questions they can call Joy at (319)499-8706.

Maine – Portland

Celebrate Earth Day & clean water at the Urban Runoff & Green Neighbor Family Fest. Lace up your running (or walking) shoes for the 4th annual Urban Runoff 5k to raise awareness of water pollution and funds for clean water education programs in greater Portland and Saco, Maine areas. The unique race course winds through residential neighborhoods and wooded trails, all in the heart of Portland. Stick around for the Green Neighbor Family Fest to enjoy live entertainment, face painting, family activities, and giveaways – just in time for Earth Day!

Maine – Stonington

Tickets on sale NOW for seaweed tasting at Vinland “Eat more seaweed” That’s been the buzzword in the superfood circles. Full of vitamins A and B, packed with calcium and iodine, and filled with soluble fibers- this sea vegetable is too good to be true. What’s even better? They’re bountiful along the beautiful coast of Maine! To highlight this great Maine ingredient and vibrant food industry, Maine Fare and Vinland will present a special seaweed tasting menu at the upcoming Taste of the Sea dinner. A five course tasting menu will feature wild, sustainably harvested Maine seaweeds in every dish. Diners are invited to expand their palate as they discover creative ways to enjoy seaweed, and also learn more about the ecology and economy of sea vegetables. Micah Woodcock of Atlantic Holdfast Seaweed, a small company that hand-harvests sea vegetables off of a remote island in Penobscot Bay, will share his knowledge about the history and future of seaweed as an important and nutritious food source. Tickets for the dinner are $45 and can be purchased online at mainefare2015.bpt.me OR by calling Vinland at 207-653-8617 Maine Fare is an annual food festival hosted by Maine Farmland Trust and Penobscot East Resource Center that brings everyone to the table – farmers, fishermen, foodies, nonprofits, chefs, and entrepreneurs – to celebrate a vibrant and delicious future for Maine food. This year the Maine Fare is offering several Portland area events leading up to the festival, which will be held June 26 and 27 on the waterfront in Belfast. More information at maine-fare.org

Maryland – Crofton

In recognition of Earth Day, Community UMC in Crofton will hold a GreenFaith Day event focusing on climate change on Saturday April 25, from 10:00 AM to noon. The keynote speaker will be Ms. Asia Lachir, a PhD student at the University of Marrakech-Morocco, and currently on a Fulbright scholarship doing research at Goddard Space Flight Center on urban-climate interactions. There will also be a presentation by Joelle Novey, Director of the DC.MD.NoVa chapter of the InterFaith Power & Light, and a recorded presentation called “fossilfreeumc.org” by the Rev. Jenny Phillips of the Pacific Northwest Conference. This event is enabled by GreenFaith.org and ClimateVoices.org, and sponsored by the B-WC chapter of the MFSA and by Wesley Nexus. Open to the public and free, registration requested at https://eventbrite.com/event/16222211070/

Massachusetts – Boston

SolBid, Inc is a solar energy services company based out of Boston MA. We are implementing a new donation arm called “Brighter Classrooms” where we will be putting a % of our profits from every solar energy sale towards the donation and installation of solar energy systems to disadvantaged schools across the United States during the lifetime of our company. The intent of the program is help mitigate the existing budget deficit for education by helping schools reduce costs and foster a better education for our children, all while helping the environment through the deployment of clean energy sources, reducing toxic carbon emissions, and fighting climate change. Event: On Earth Day we are launching an indie gogo crowdfunding campaign with the goal to raise funds to launch the “Brighter Classrooms” program and to assist us in donating our first solar energy system to a school.

Massachusetts – Boston

This Earth Day, join Acadia Center for a look at what a clean energy future could be. The short webinar presentation will explore trends from the past decade and look into how new technologies and policy developments can move those trends toward the target of reaching an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 (see EnergyVision). Acadia Center will share the recommendations and visuals in UtilityVision, which is designed to help policy makers and other influencers advance a consumer-friendly, low-carbon energy system.

Michigan – Grand Rapids

Earthy Day with the Breweries. Harmony Brewery and Brewery Vivant will be joining WMEAC staff for a morning of Earth Day volunteer activities. Look out for us on Lake Dr. drilling rain barrels or wave at us up on our green roof. If you are looking for an Earth Day activity, please email volunteer@wmeac.org so we can expect you! 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Rain Barrel drilling and prep Property spring clean up Rain Garden prep WMEAC 1007 Lake Dr. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Michigan – Ludington

Celebrate Earth Day at the LACA! Three exciting events are happening at your Art Center!! In the gallery through April 25th is the Earth Day Art Exhibition featuring the RETREAD ART of Jane Reiter – Artist & Teacher MFA, BFA, CZT – Lansing, Michigan. Plus many wonderful Local artists. In addition, Jane will be holding two classes on April 17th all about using recycled materials to make beautiful and functional art – Make a basket with recycled cards and Make Jewelry with recycled materials. Then LACA will be hosting an Earth Day Celebration organized by AFFEW from 9:00am-5:00pm. Many ways to celebrate the 45th anniversary of EARTH DAY! Join us for one or for ALL these fantastic events!

Michigan – Milford

Who: Everyone is invited!! Bring the whole family to this fun & free festival to celebrate Earth Day! Why: To celebrate our Earth and our Community, learn how we all can make a difference and save our planet, meet other community members wanting to make a difference, to educate, implement and have FUN doing it. Where: Carl’s Family YMCA- Milford When: Sunday, April 26, 2015 12:00-4:00 pm

Michigan – University of Michigan Flint

The Genesee County Celebration has been coordinated through the participation of many organizations. The first Earth Day Celebration in Genesee County began at the University of Michgan-Flint and for several years the community celebration was hosted on the Mott Campus with each college also providing activities for their respective campuses. The venue this year will place the event in the heart of downtown Flint at the University of Michigan Flint in the University Center. The over riding themes of the event this year include the: river, animals, urban center, food, and energy.

Mississippi – Jackson

Party for the Planet
April 18, 2015
10am-1pm
It’s a Party for the Planet! Let’s celebrate wildlife and wild places and learn about going green. Fun and earthy crafts and demos for kids and family. Special animal encounters and keeper talks. Organizations from around the region will share their resources about living more sustainability within our communities. Free with general admission.

Minnesota – Minneapolis

Join us Saturday, April 25 from 9:30-noon along the Mississippi River Gorge in Minneapolis, Minnesota for Earth Day in the City: Minneapolis River Gorge Cleanup. This cleanup is an Earth Day tradition in the Minneapolis River Gorge drawing a variety of individuals and groups looking to contribute to the health and vitality of this national treasure in our midst, the Mississippi River. Visit FMR.org to learn more about Friends of the Mississippi River.

Mississippi – Mississippi State University

We challenge Mississippi’s K-12 students to reuse packaging materials whenever possible, and find an alternative use for that Styrofoam that would otherwise end up in our local landfills. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE by finding a creative use for Styrofoam items! Our Earth Day competition invites you to design an alternative, creative item from Styrofoam packaging materials. You can design any item you like! Let’s avoid sending Styrofoam to landfills, and instead identify a unique, creative, recycled use for it!

Missouri – St. Louis

26th Annual St. Louis Earth Day Festival: Earth Day, Every Day…for Everyone. Sunday April 26th. 10 am – 6 pm. Free and open to the public. Muny grounds in Forest Park. Rain or Shine. Join in this community tradition to learn about sustainable products and services offered by local businesses and organizations, meet area non-profits that share Earth Day values, catch local musical acts and performance art, participate in a number of hands-on educational activities, and enjoy diverse cuisine featuring local, organic, vegetarian, and vegan options.

Montana – Gardiner

On April 25th, Yellowstone Environmental Coordinating Committee (YECC), and community partners will celebrate the 45th anniversary of Earth Day with activities in and around Arch Park in Gardiner, Montana. All activities are free of charge and will include clean-ups, waste collection and recycling opportunities, youth presentations and activities, displays with local products and environmental initiatives, and more. For event updates or to volunteer to help, click here (https://www.facebook.com/GardinerEarthDay) or call 307-344-5566.

Nationwide

Have a positive impact on young people and on communities through meaningful, youth-led projects that meet community needs in the areas of health, education, human service, human rights, and the environment. Projects reflect YSA’s four key strategies that create change: awareness, service, advocacy, and philanthropy.

Nationwide – USA

Celebrate Earth Day: Peace Corps Environment Projects in the Developing World Take Action! In honor of Earth Day, April 22nd, Peace Corps is educating Americans on Global Environmental Issues and calling for U.S. citizens to take action against environmental catastrophes. During this hangout, we will discuss environmental concerns facing developing countries and emerging economies, which greatly impact people’s health and livelihoods. We will also discuss what Peace Corps Volunteers do to empower their counterparts and take action in their local communities.

Nationwide – USA

Seasons & Celebrations Online Radio features Spring selections, Rain tunes, Earth Day music and environmental songs all month long 24/7 hosted by Thomas Callahan on the Live365 Radio Network. Available free online at Live365 and also iTunes ‘Internet’ under Adult Contemporary, Roku, TiVo, Sonos, WDTV, iPhone, Android and Kindle Fire.

Nationwide – USA

In honor of Earth Day/ week, this campaign is launched to create awareness around cigarette butt litter. The Earth IS NOT our ashtray!

Nationwide – USA

Celebrating Earth Day With the SBA
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has taken a dual approach to sustainability this Earth Day. The SBA is leading by example by reducing the environmental impact of our own operations while continuing to offer resources to small businesses who are interested in “going green.”

Nevada – Reno

Reno Earth Day 2015: April 26, 2015 from 10 Am-6 PM The Earth Day event in Reno has grown to become a regional phenomenon. Over 20,000 people come from all over the High Sierra area to take part in this shared day of celebrating the planet we share. The 40 acres of Idlewild Park are filled each year with new activities and programs to increase outreach, engagement with the community/region and retention of knowledge that carries over into everyday practices. Join us to explore 300+ exhibits, 3 workshop classrooms, special topic themed areas and interactive activities all in a festival environment with 4 stages of live entertainment, arts and crafts, food and drinks, and games and prizes for everyone.

New Jersey – Cherry Hill

2015 Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival- April 25, 2015

The festival will be on Saturday, April 25, 2015 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Rain or Shine. It comes just before the beginning of the planting season, so it’s a great time to dig up some of your overgrown plants or ones that aren’t doing so well and share them with your community, while finding something that may work better for your garden. Do you have a lot of one plant that is taking over your garden? Are you looking for something that will work better for sun/shade on your property? Come to our table with some of your plants and take home something new and environmentally friendly for your garden.

New Jersey – Princeton

Join the Energy and Sustainability Steering Committee and the Eco-Reps in celebrating Earth Day on Monday, April 22. Rider’s Earth Day celebration on the Campus Mall offers fun-filled activities, including music, games and giveaways.

New York

Frack Free Nation invites you to sign on and join us on Earth Day 2015 – April 22nd, in creating a Day of Global Action to send a powerful message to the Nation and all our World Leaders
“It’s a Crime to Poison Us: End all Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Energy– Renewables Now!”

NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo set a precedent and “Banned” fracking in NY, however, our movements are battling infrastructure projects of pipelines, compressor stations, storage and export facilities, bomb trains, frac sand trains, and toxic radioactive waste from Pennsylvania’s fracked methane gas industry coming across our border into NY landfills and being sprayed on our roads.

New York

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION 2015
April 20th,2015- May 20th 2015

We would like to invite you to celebrate the Earth Day’s 45th anniversary with us!

We have been helping New Yorkers for over a decade to keep their business venues neat and fresh. As an emerging leader of the cleaning industry, Busy Bee understands and supports the collective effort that is needed in order to keep environment clean and the earth beautiful. We feel a need to support this cause and an urge to be a part of the environmental movement.

This month we have created a special offer that needs to be used between April 20th,2015- May 20th 2015;). We will deliver a free of charge up to 3 hours of service of your choice!

New York – Brooklyn

Relix Magazine presents Cabinet’s Earth Day Celebration at Brooklyn Bowl! The event is on Earth Day, April 22nd at 8:00 PM at the Brooklyn Bowl, the first L.E.E.D certified bowling alley in the world! Doors open at 6:00 PM for $10 a ticket at 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249.

New York – Buffalo

Earth Week Celebrating Our Collective Efforts To Green It Forward

New York – Forest Hills

Responsible Eating And Living is a nonprofit organization that promotes a plant-based diet for individual health and the health of the planet. Founders Caryn Hartglass and Gary De Mattei launched the website in 2011 and the Queens-based organization has been growing steadily since. We are having an Earth Day event, called the Happy B’Earthday Revue, which will include a performance by The Swingin’ Gourmets, the entertaining, educational component of REAL; a musical performance of original skits and songs recounting Caryn Hartglass’ battle with advanced ovarian cancer and Gary De Mattei’s story of making peace with his food, losing 100 pounds after a lifelong struggle with fad diets and eating disorders. The Swingin’ Gourmets have been featured live at Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Health Immersion Weekend. Plant-based hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and/or sparkling water and birthday cake for founder Caryn Hartglass’ birthday will be served. For more information and tickets go to http://responsibleeatingandliving.com/?p=17513.

New York – Forest Hills

In 2007, concerned with the state of the world, Andrew started an annual event for world peace on earth day, forming PLANET HEART, a project of We, The World, a non profit 501 (c) (3) organization (www.wetheworld.org). It’s mission is to help bring all humans together in harmony on a global scale and to cultivate a world of peace, helping us to realize that WE ARE ALL ONE.

New York – New York

Join us as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of our organization! Our events in Union Square include dozens of environmental organizations and campaigns, kids’ activities and entertainment, a sharing economy exhibition, local businesses with green projects, a green vehicle exhibition, live performances, and celebrity appearances.

New York – New York

For 9 years, this celebration and fundraiser has brought many diverse incredible speakers and performers together for inspirational evenings honoring Mother Earth in one of the largest growing grassroots NYC spiritual earth day commUNITY gatherings with indigenous ceremonies, talks, meditation, community inter-action, and live performances. This year, 6th time emcee Alan Steinfeld of New Realities TV is co-hosting with Conscious Pop Artist iMov. Immerse yourself in a four hour journey of the evening with the Five Elements EARTH, AIR, FIRE, WATER and ETHER.

New York – New York

Juice Crawl is a social event similar to a traditional pub crawl except we travel to juice bars instead! April 18th we will begin with a workout by Tone House NYC sponsored by Without Walls in Urban Outfitters and crawl to Juice Press, Pulp NYC, and Pure Green. For every ticket purchase a new tree will be planted by The Canopy Project!

New York – New York

In 2007, concerned with the state of the world, Andrew started an annual event for world peace on earth day, forming PLANET HEART, a project of We, The World, a non profit 501 (c) (3) organization (www.wetheworld.org). It’s mission is to help bring all humans together in harmony on a global scale and to cultivate a world of peace, helping us to realize that WE ARE ALL ONE.

New York – Queens

Green Garden, Green Planet: Earth Day Celebration at the Voelker Orth! Wednesday, April 22, 2015. 1:00- 4:00 pm An afternoon family festival filled with eco-friendly art making, garden tours, planting workshops, earth-friendly resources, and MORE!

New York – Wading River

EARTH DAY MOVIE NIGHT! Are you an environmentalist? Are you concerned about climate change? Do you care for your children? If your answers are yes, this environmental documentary is a must-see! April 22 at 7 PM (Free Will Offering Will Be Taken) North Shore United Methodist Church PO Box 555, 260 Route 25A Wading River, N.Y. 11792 For more information, (631)929-6075 or nsumc@optonline.net

New York – Wading River

GREEN FAITH DAY
Environmental Worship Service
April 26 at 10 AM
“Climate Change:
Why We Need to Care”
Also April 26 at 11:30 AM
The top climate scientist Prof. Scott Mandia* will give this presentation followed by open dialogue. He has been teaching meteorology and climatology courses for 23 years. In the late 2010 he cofounded the Climate Science Rapid Response Team.
North Shore United Methodist Church
PO Box 555, 260 Route 25A
Wading River, N.Y. 11792
For more information, (631)929-6075 or nsumc@optonline.net
* – Sponsored by Green Faith www.greenfaith.org

New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

We are collecting personal electronic devices such as printers, tablets, personal computers, external storage devices, cameras, audio/video, clocks, MP3 players, VCR’s, DVR, DVD’s, GPS, televisions, cell phones, PDA’s, desk phones, cables, cords, mouse, monitors and other peripheral equipment. White goods (refrigerators, washers, dryers, stoves & other household appliances) will NOT be accepted.

North Carolina – Charlotte

Our mission is to inspire choices that lead to a healthier and more vibrant community for generations to come.
To achieve our mission we focus on three key strategies:
1. Educate – We educate the public about the value to our community of sustainability and how it is achieved, including the best ideas and practices from other cities around the country.
2. Engage – We provide opportunities for increased public engagement in the discussions and decisions that determine our future’s sustainability.
3. Unite – We unite citizens, businesses, nonprofits, public agencies and academic institutions to develop shared visions, goals, and strategies for a sustainable region.
Event
On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at the historic Palmer Building, we will recognize all of our nominees and present awards to ten of them!
Awards are presented to local organizations in the following categories:
• Land Use
• Sustainable Economy
• Energy
• Food
• Waste Reduction
• Social Equity
• Transportation
• Water
In addition, one award will be presented to the 2015 Outstanding Sustainability Leader.

North Carolina – Fayetteville

K-2 Earth Day Festival. Open to Pre-Registered Cumberland County K-2 Schools

North Carolina – Winston-Salem

THE PIEDMONT EARTH DAY FAIR – April 25, 2015

The 10th annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair will be held Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Winston-
Salem Fairgrounds from 10 AM – 5 PM. Founded by Piedmont Environmental Alliance, the Piedmont Earth Day Fair is the largest Earth Day Celebration and environmental education event in the region, drawing crowds of 9,000+. With support of local sponsors and community partners, the Piedmont Earth Day Fair is a FREE event full of enrichment activities for children of all ages, environmental seminars and demonstrations, live entertainment throughout the day and a variety of food and beverage options. The event is free to the public including free parking.

ABOUT PIEDMONT ENVIRONMENTAL ALLIANCE
The mission of Piedmont Environmental Alliance (PEA) is to inspire people to make choices that protect and restore the environment. PEA is a catalist for change by working with community leaders to identify issues of common concern and by educating the public on these issues. PEA,
along with its members, works toward the common commitment of building an environmentally sustainable community and has become the leading regional source of information and inspiration on environmental sustainability.

Ohio – Cleveland

Earth Day Coalition Website: www.earthdaycoalition.org • Media and Graphics Page: Click here for all press releases, graphics, and videos. Please note that all information on this page should be used only in the promotion of EarthFest 2015 (newsletters, social media, website, etc). • Social Media Accounts: o Facebook ? Event o Twitter o Instagram o YouTube • Event Hashtag: #EarthFestCLE2015

Ohio – North Canton

Kent State University at Stark is pleased to welcome the community to campus for our annual Earth Day Celebration. Earth Day Celebration at Kent State University at Stark will be on Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 1 – 4 p.m. at Campus Center Lot & Pond Area. Come enjoy a FREE family-friendly afternoon filled with environmental educational activities, nature walks, games, crafts, mock fossil digs, entertainment, giveaways and much more!

Ohio – Toledo

Earth Day at the Zoo really is a Party for the Planet. Don’t miss all the crafts, activities and fun as we learn how to be better stewards of the environment. Bring those hard-to-recycle items to the Party for the Planet recycling station, too (see full list on website). Free with regular Zoo admission. For more information visit www.wildernesscenter.org or http://www.toledozoo.org/site/program/272

Oregon – Albany

Learn about city and college sustainability efforts, and how you can be a better earth steward! Community organizations and college program booths, eco-activities, recycled art projects, mason bee nest box making, Earth Day Cafe lunch and more! Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd., Albany, Oregon.

Oregon – Silverton

Our 16th annual Earth Day event will be themed Green Footprints and held at The Oregon Garden on April 18, 2015 from 10am to 4pm. Join us for educational activities from local vendors, fun presentations and entertainment for the whole family!

Pennsylvania – Ambler

Hosted by the Temple University Center for Sustainable Communities, the mission of EarthFest is to promote environmental awareness using sustainable concepts, methods and practices to protect and preserve our environment. Organizations, businesses, students of all ages and individuals demonstrate sustainable concepts and technologies, and provide interactive educational displays, activities and much more!

Pennsylvania – Carlisle

DICKINSON COLLEGE IS WORKING TO CREATE A WORLD THAT IS SOCIALLY, ECONOMICALLY AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE. EXPLORE OUR WEBSITE TO LEARN HOW WE ARE INFUSING SUSTAINABILITY THROUGHOUT THE COLLEGE, AND USING THE CAMPUS, COMMUNITY AND STUDY ABROAD LOCATIONS AS LIVING LABORATORIES FOR LEARNING AND SERVICE THAT ADVANCE SUSTAINABILITY GOALS.

Pennsylvania – Kennett Square

Location: The Garage Community and Youth Center 115 S Union St, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348 KENNETT SQUARE, PA:: The Earth Day Music Event happening on Saturday, April 18th, at The Garage Community and Youth Center will provide 5 hours of local music by the following bands: The Absolute Sky, The Jayplayers, Band of Brothers, The Rose Project, and Rock-O-Jets. $5 cover per person and donations accepted to benefit The Kennett Area Park Authority and Anson B Nixon Park. Guests that are over the age of 21 that have made a $10 or more donations can enjoy beer provided by our sponsor Victory Brewing Company. ID Required. The Mission: The Earth Day Music Event is an opportunity for you to help our local Anson B. Nixon Park. Operated by the Kennett Area Park Authority, Anson B. Nixon Park is a local treasure offering beautiful trails, picnic areas, tennis, gardening, summer concerts, and more. The event will be giving a donation to the park in an effort to help buy trees. The Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square, PA. consists of rich natural habitats, including a beech grove containing a specimen estimated to be over 250 years old. Adjacent to the beech grove is a natural area abounding with native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers; included are specimens of umbrella magnolia, a rare plant for this area. The existing Locusts in the grove between the pond and the picnic area are a pioneer tree species with a short life span of about 20 years. Because of lawn mowing beneath them, there has never been a succession to a mature climax forest. The locusts have now reached a point where they are dangerous due to falling branches and the trees themselves falling over. Funds donated to the park will be used to replace the locust grove with native tree species (Maple, Oak, Sycamore).

Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Earth Day is a citywide celebration dedicated to educating, inspiring, and celebrating sustainability in the region. Honoring the transformation from Pittsburgh’s Steel City past to a sustainable thriving home for green innovation, LEED certified development, farm to table initiatives and environmentally-friendly events, Pittsburgh Earth Day honors the collaboration of businesses, community organizations and green purveyors that are changing the landscape of our region. For more information, visit http://pittsburghearthday.org

Pennsylvania – Temple University

Earth Day Celebration Saturday, April 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Join The Wildernss Center to celebrate Earth Day April 18, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Trail clean-up, Backpacking Demo, Foto Fest, Wild Edibles, a Climate Change talk, Storytime, pond dip-netting and more. Visit www.wildernesscenter.org or call 1-877-359-5235 for more information

Pennsylvania Mechanicsburg

Come one and all to the Mechanicsburg Earth Day Festival! Festival activities will include live music, exhibitors, kids’ world, and more! Join us for a fun filled day caring for our planet.

Pennsylvania – Waynesboro

Earth Celebration Day & Festival of Art 2015—25th Anniversary Event
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Renfrew Park, 1010 East Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268
Renfrew Institute celebrates spring with environmental exhibits, music, student clothesline display, food stand, and drum circle. At the Festival of Art area artists will display, demonstrate, and sell their works as part of Earth Celebration Day. Supervised art activities for children will be ongoing throughout the event. Free admission. [Rain Location: Waynesboro Area Middle School]. For more information, email info@renfrewinstitute.org, visit www.renfrewinstitute.org or call 717-762-0373.

Rhode Island

EARTH DAY MONTH & JCS IN THE PAWTUXET RIVER VALLEY
JCS LAUNCH EARTH DAY MONTH AS RECOGNIZED

In announcing their EARTH DAY MONTH schedule, the JCS will be holding a series of events starting on Saturday, April 18th, where their Central J C S in concert with multi-groups EARTH DAY Committee (currently there is no official statewide organization), are sponsoring community wide clean ups and beautification projects. All volunteers and participants are asked to contact the JCS for approximate details or answering any public inquiries.

Then, on Saturday, April 25, the JCS & Students/Volunteers will celebrate ARBOR Day from 11:Am – 1:Pm. + Need water testing done @ river site.

The JCS also encourage the public to join them on Saturday, May 09th from 10:Am – 2:Pm for their 18th annual ECOLOGY DAYS Festival.

All events will take place at the award-winning JCS Corridor & Arboretum along the West Bay Bikepath (Rhode Island Greenway). Contact the JCS for their season long schedule!

For More Information – Contact: The JCS of Central Rhode Island
Post Office Box 348 W. Warwick, RI 02893 ~ (401) 828-9191
(e-mail) wwjayceeskc@aol.com * (Web) www.kentcountyjaycees.org

South Carolina – Greenville

Join us in celebrating Earth Day at the Children’s Museum of the Upstate! Enjoy a weather presentation with the WYFF Weather Team, create an upcycled art collage, visit our worm farm, or participate in a recycled fashion show or recycling relay race!

South Dakota – Pierre

More than 100 volunteers will soon be planting trees, picking up trash, and otherwise beautifying Pierre as part of this year’s Go Green and Clean campaign. Mayor Laurie Gill will officially kick-off the campaign, a civic-pride volunteer program, with a public address on April 22 at Georgia Morse Middle School. The program gets underway at 2:15 p.m. in the school lunch room; the public is welcome to attend.

Tennessee – Gatlinburg

Earth Day – http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=134 Earth Week – http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=111 Earth Day 5k – http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=112

Tennessee – Nashville

Nashville To Hold Earth Day Festival On Saturday
Festival Celebrates Green Living with Live music, Beer Garden, Reuse Village, 100’s of exhibitors, remarks from Mayor Karl Dean

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Join Metro Nashville and Davidson County for our 14th Annual Earth Day celebration. This fun, FREE, and family-friendly festival inspires green living, raises awareness about environmental protection, and builds community.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy great food, live performances, local and earth friendly products, and eco-friendly crafts and activities for kids!

What: Nashville Earth Day Festival 2015
When: Saturday April 18 – 11 AM to 6 PM
Where: Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave

In April 2010, Mayor Karl Dean created the Office of Environment and Sustainability to collaborate governmental and community partners to ensure that Nashville continues to be a livable city with clean air, clean water, open space, transportation options, and responsible resource use to sustain present and future generations. By highlighting environmental awareness and action as well as showcasing environmentally-friendly goods, products, and ideas, Nashville’s Earth Day Festival plays an important role in Mayor Karl Dean’s goal, together with Nashvillians, of making Nashville even greener. Each year, Nashville’s Earth Day Festival is attended by thousands.

“We have made tremendous progress toward a greener community in recent years,” said Randy Lovett, Public Works Director. “Nashville’s Earth Day Festival continues to raise awareness of important environmental issues while also providing a fun day for the community to come together and develop an even greater sense of pride in continued protection and enhancement of Nashville’s spectacular natural beauty.”

Festival highlights include:

Exhibitors – Over 100 nonprofit organizations and environmentally friendly businesses will display a variety of topics including recycling and waste reduction, water conservation, outdoor activities, green living, energy conservation and more.

Reuse Village – New this year!! This interactive program showcases the creative possibilities of reuse. Sponsored by Turnip Green Creative Reuse, Metro Public Works Beautification, and Piedmont Natural Gas, Reuse Village provides creative activities for children and adults, and include:
o Make and take:
Earth sculpture based on the creations of local artist Kaaren Engel
&Scarf (bring an old t-shirt)
Journal
o Bubble Blowing, energy efficient tips and demonstrations, and more.

Recycling and Drop-off Opportunities:
o Usable Clothing – Bring usable clothing for donation to the Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee exhibit.
o Mercury Thermometers – Bring your old mercury thermometer and exchange it for a digital thermometer at the Metro Beautification/Public Works booth.
o Handheld Electronics, batteries and CFL’s – Bring your old hand-held electronics (cell phones, mp3 players, laptops, digital picture frames, e-readers, etc.), batteries (rechargeable or household) and compact fluorescent bulbs for proper recycling at the Metro Beautification/Public Works booth.
o Unused or Expired Pharmaceuticals – Bring your unused or expired pharmaceuticals for safe and proper disposal at the Metro Nashville Police Department’s exhibit.
o Creative Supplies – visit the Reuse village and bring creative supplies (check http://www.nashvilleearthday.org/ for list of accepted supplies). They also take ink and toner cartridges and used cell phones.
o Canned Food and Dry Goods – bring canned fruit and vegetables as well as packaged dry goods (pasta, rice, oatmeal, crackers, nuts, etc.) for donation to the Community Food Advocates mobile market exhibit.

Farmer’s Market – The festival will be holding a produce only farmer’s market. Some of Nashville’s local farmers will be on hand to sell fresh produce and talk about the benefits of locally grown food.

The Green Market – This area provides small local businesses in Middle Tennessee that are actively involved in making their own green products the opportunity to sell them at Earth Day. Handmade soap, local honey, crafts and more will be for sale.

Beer Garden –21’s and Up!! Drink local beer (Blackstone and Little Harpeth) and help fund local tree plantings and maintenance of trails in Percy Warner Park.

Children’s Activities – Children’s activities are included in many of the exhibitor booths. Look for the “Children’s Activity” sign.

Live Music: The Earth Day stage music will have live music and performances all day.
11:00 AM – Global Education Center
2:00 PM – Mayor Dean
2:10 PM – Roots of a Rebellion
3:00 PM – HoneyHoney
4:30 PM – Rebirth Brass Band

Get to Earth Day Green! Walk, Ride, or Take the Bus
• Free Bike Valet Parking from WalkBike Nashville -Free bike valet parking is provided by Walk/Bike Nashville.
• Take the Bus – You can get to Centennial Park on the following Metro Transit Authority bus routes:
• West End #3, Charlotte #10, University Connector #21
For more festival information visit: http://www.nashvilleearthday.org/.

Tennessee – Memphis

The 2015 Earth Day Celebrations sponsored by FedEx kick off 10am, April 4th at Shelby Farms Park with the Eco EGGStravaganza! As the largest Earth Day Celebration in the Mid-South, your family can experience a day of egg-celent events including live music, all day egg hunting, a junior fishing rodeo, treetop adventure course, nature hikes, food trucks, hundreds of vendors and much more! Admission is $5 dollars per child (under 12) and free for adults! All proceeds help keep Shelby Farms Park + Shelby Farms Greenline clean, green and safe.The Earth Day celebrations continue April 19th at 2pm with the 4th Annual Earth Day 5k! On a new course in the Park, commune with nature while helping to power the Park. All finishers receive a tree to take home or participate in a finish line tree planting! Register today!

Tennessee – Memphis

Earth Day Sunday 2015 Questionnaire

- I will deliever a homily or sermon on cummunity of life and equitable sustainebility before or after April 22nd.
- I will provida information on the climate change to my parishoners in our Sunday bulletin.

Fr. Tony Romo, SVD
St. Joseph Church
Memphis TN

Texas – Austin

Save $50 on Repeat Roses concierge flower recycling and composting services with online promo code “EarthDay2015″. This offer is valid for clients who book their service between April 1 – April 30th, 2015. Client’s event must be scheduled between May 1st through December 31st 2015. Clients must enter code “EarthDay2015″ during online checkout in order to receive the sole discount at time of reserving service and paying deposit. Repeat Roses will make a $10 donation to the Earth Day Network organization for every service booked online using code: EarthDay2015. For more information on Repeat Roses concierge recycling and composting services, visit us online: http://www.repeatroses.com

Texas – Austin

Austin Earth Day Festival 2015 returns to the Historic Browning Hangar at Mueller on Saturday, April 18th with a line-up that will ignite the imagination of thousands of Austinites. Ten drumming acts, both participatory and performance, will take the stage throughout the day. Representing the diversity of Austin, the local drumming acts will include African, Brazilian, Middle Eastern, Chinese, Caribbean, Polynesian and more. Earth Day speakers will appear in the format of a “retro 70′s style” live talk show, also to be broadcast live on Channel Austin and KOOP Community Radio, 91.7FM.

Texas – Corpus Christi

YOU’RE INVITED! FREE FAMILY FUN on the BAYFRONT! EARTH DAY-BAY DAY continues to serve as an important education and outreach festival free for all Coastal Bend residents. Since 1999, the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation (CBBF) has hosted this local event to promote and encourage citizens to learn about the bays and estuaries, wetlands, native plants and animals, recycling, sustainability, conservation and other environmental issues. An estimated 9,000 visitors attend each year. Fun activities for the whole family include a catch and release fish tank, native animal exhibitions and presentations, petting zoo, bird of prey demonstrations, entertainment, food, games and much, much more! Many earth-friendly exhibitors and vendors will be on hand to make this a memorable event. baysfoundation.org

Texas – Houston

American Textile Recycling Service, the nation’s fastest-growing textile recycler, will be recycling unwanted clothing & shoes at Earth Day fests across the country. Visit our website to find your neighborhood event and help us work toward a greener tomorrow for all. Website: www.atrscorp.com/earthday

Texas – Spring Branch

Our event is a local 1st of its kind Music Festival Bringing together some of texas best Artist for a phycadelic time! Also promoting a bunch of free workshops for flowing, hoolahooping, poi spinning, breakdancing, and much more. There will also be camping grounds! We want to express and share a message of love and unity as we come together in a wooded area like nature intended to enjoy some amazing music with some awesome people!

Texas – Wilmont

This year, Earth Day Texas will expand to a three-day show for the very first time, running 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26, 2015. Programming on Friday will cater specifically to business and civic leaders, adding a new element to the popular public show open all three days. This will be the biggest Earth Day Texas to date, with 1,100 expected exhibit spaces and over 70,000 attendees.

Vermont – Burlington

The snow is melting, the buds will soon be blooming, and in between we at ECHO are ready to celebrate all things MUD! Our 10th annual ECHO Earth Weeks MudFest is back with messy, dirt-filled and fun activities for the whole family. From our infamous MudFling from the top floor of our building to edible bugs courtesy of SugarSnap café, there’s ample opportunity to gain some muddy knowledge – and bragging rights. The festival will take over ECHO April 11-26, and be sure to check out out special Earth Day programming, including a compost making workshop at 2 p.m. and discussion about the Hubble Telescope’s 25th anniversary at 4 p.m. We’ll also have special visitors with Wildlife Encounters on April 25 and teams from the University of Vermont throughout the festival to help with invasive species outreach.

Virgina – Broadlands

Our goal is to educate, engage and inspire the entire community through workshops, activities, and exhibits, especially the next generation of environmental stewards. The event also creates an opportunity for local environmental organization(s) and businesses to connect with our community at large.

Virginia – Richmond

Learn about electric vehicles during Earth Day Week. See a variety of vehicles up close and talk to their owners at two EV Round-Ups on April 18 and April 26. We’ll also be screening two movies: “The Electric Road Trip” on April 20 and “Kick Gas” on April 22. For more details, see www.facebook.com/DriveElectricRVA/events.

Virginia – Virginia Tech

Earth Day is a national event celebrated each year in April. Citizens of the Earth have been celebrating Earth Day for the past 45 years and this year Virginia Cooperative Extension plans to celebrate Earth Day in Greensville/Emporia by making a compost cake in honor of Earth’s birthday! Come out on Tuesday April 21st at 6:00PM to learn how to create compost from your kitchen wastes.

Washington – Seattle

Earth Day Climate Action Festival
Wed, April 22, 10:00am – 2:30pm

Seattle Central College, 1701 Broadway, Seattle
The Earth Day: Climate Action Festival at the Seattle Central Community College will have representatives from climate/environmental/sustainability groups providing information on how to take action (Broadway Edison Building from 10:00 am – 2:00pm) and an outdoor festival with speakers, music, fun, and more at the corner of Pine and Broadway from noon to 2:30. There will be community building around understanding global warming and things that each of us can do to promote local, regional, national and international action on climate change! Come have fun with us and learn! Be part of the solution with us!

Washington – Seattle

EarthShare Washington is leading efforts to renew our focus and commitment to Earth Day in Washington State. During the month of April, we’ll be launching the second annual Earth Day Challenge 2015 at www.earthdaychallenge.org. This is an opportunity for companies, communities, and families to join together by creating teams that can contribute, volunteer or make personal pledges to take action to support the environment. And we are delighted to have Denis Hayes, Organizer of the very first Earth Day, as our Honorary Chair! Teams can sign up between April 1-24, 2015 at www.earthdaychallenge.org to find volunteer activities and keep track of team fundraising and volunteer goals. Individuals can also make a personal pledge to “Do My Share” by making one small change for the environment via video or photo and post it to www.earthdaychallenge.org. Together, many small acts can add up to make one big impact.

Washington – Seattle

Serve the Earth Week: April 18-26th

The next Compassion Games Coopetition, Love This Place! Serve the Earth Week (April 18 – 26) aims to help us transform our love for those we care about and our love for this place into compassionate action for the Earth and all its inhabitants. It aims to uplift and rally our spirits with a positive vision of the future we can live into, and reminds us of how to protect, enhance, and celebrate what we love… together! Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Z1zDbj1J9W6bsxOb0b5XHCX1z2ykpvjOUQi-Ga7Z96Y/viewform

Washington – Seattle

Join us for Carkeek Park’s 35th Annual Earth Day event. This inspiring day of service will include both one-time, day-of volunteer projects, such as a beach cleanup and trail restoration, as well as an opportunity to learn more about and sign up with volunteer groups and organizations that work in the park all year round.

Washington – Spokane

Join the celebration there is fun for the whole family! Earth Day Spokane is Saturday 4/18/15 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Earth Day Spokane is about celebrating our Mother Earth, green cities and community. There will be children activities, farmers market, good music and many vendors focusing on local environmental issues, education, our beautiful city and community.

Washington – Tacoma

Some of the finest craft beer from around the south Puget Sound will flow at the Harmon Tap Room on Earth Day to celebrate a sustainable achievement, Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) labels for their beers. A group of progressive brewers have obtained a life-cycle based eco-label through the Institute for Environmental Research and Education’s (IERE) Earthsure program, by using a life cycle assessment software tool. Partial funding for the project was provided by the City of Tacoma – the first Life Cycle City in America.

Washington DC

Celebrate the 45th anniversary of Earth Day
with the Environmental Film Festival

The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital presents a special Earth Day screening at the Embassy of France.

April 22, 7:00 p.m. at the Embassy of France

INHABIT: A PERMACULTURE PERSPECTIVE (USA, 2015, 92 min.) Washington, DC Premiere
Humanity is more than ever threatened by its own actions. We hear a lot about the need to minimize footprints and reduce our impact. But what if our footprints were beneficial? What if we could meet human needs while also increasing the health and well-being of our planet? This is the premise behind permaculture: a design process based on the replication of patterns found in nature. Inhabit explores the many environmental issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design lens of permaculture. Focused mostly on the Northeastern and Midwestern regions of the U.S., the film provides an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices ranging from rural to suburban and urban landscapes. Directed by Costa Boutsikaris and produced by Emmet Brennan.

Discussion follows screening.

FREE. Reservations and photo IDs essential: http://inhabit.bpt.me
Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Rd., NW

Washington DC

We’re building a stronger movement for climate and environmental justice in DC.

Washington DC

DC: A LIVING CITY WITH TOMMY WELLS, DIRECTOR, DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT (DDOE)
LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-a-living-city-with-tommy-wells-director-ddoe-tickets-16537053773
Monday, April 20
2 – 3 PM | Woods-Brown Amphitheater (Rainsite: Kay Spiritual Life Center)
American University is known for its environmental commitments and beautiful arboretum campus, but what about our greater home—the District of Columbia? DC is not just as a livable city;it is a living city. Come hear District Department of the Environment (DDOE) Director Tommy Wells provide an in-depth perspective on the District’s unique ecology and how it serves a critical role in the vision for a truly sustainable city. From the bald eagles that patrol the skies to the incredible biodiversity found from Rock Creek Park to Kingman Island, and even your own backyard, this talk will provide an eye-opening look at DC’s natural environment.

CONVERSATIONS WITH GOOD COMPANY: THE FUTURE OF THE ENERGY SECTOR
LINK: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/conversations-with-good-company-the-future-of-the-energy-sector-panelist-lockheed-martin-opower-and-tickets-16470123583?aff=eventful/r/eventful
Wednesday, April 22
5 – 7 PM | MGC 200
Join industry leaders discuss the future of the energy sector. Panelists include:
• Matthew Swibel, Director of Corporate Sustainability at Lockheed Martin
• Richard Caperton, Director of National Policy and Partnerships at Opower
• Chris Ercoli and Aaron Kraus, Deputy Directors – Policy and Electricity Markets at SolarCity
RSVP requested. This event is part of the Conversations with Good Company speaker series hosted by the MS in Sustainability Management program in the Kogod School of Business.

EARTH DAY FACULTY FORUM: URBAN SUSTAINABILITY
LINK: HTTPS://WWW.EVENTBRITE.COM/E/URBAN-SUSTAINABILITY-FORUM-TICKETS-16602436334
Wednesday, April 22
6 – 7:30 PM | SIS Founders’ Room
How does a city like DC develop sustainably? What lessons can we learn from the past? What challenges do urban planners face when dealing with urban environments? How can policy and community engagement play a positive role in spearheading this movement?
Join us on Earth Day as we discuss some of the prevailing sustainability issues that cities face as they move into more “green” models of development. Panelists include: panelists
• Jesse Meiller – Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, Department of Environmental Science (CAS)
• Daniel Fiorino – Director, Center for Environmental Policy (SPA)
• Blake Bennett – Assistant Director, Public Health Scholars (CAS)
• Eve Bratman- Assistant Professor, International Development (SIS)
RSVP requested. Refreshments will be served. Cosponsored by Delta Phi Epsilon Foreign Service Sorority.

Washington, DC

ACCO’s 4th annual Defense, National Security & Climate Change Symposium will focus upon the growing efforts of U.S. defense, intelligence and national security communities to assess and respond to climate change. With continued executive mandates, a second quadrennial report citing climate change as a national security threat, and a suite of growing challenges and stresses related to geopolitics, natural resource availability and extreme events, climate change is front and center as a national security issue. This event brings together experts in these communities to highlight key issues, discuss future challenges and collaborate on solutions.

Washington, DC

“Horizons 2015: Uniting Energy, Technology and Consumers” Symposium will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 9AM at University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke Law School, 4340 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC. Horizons 2015 is a day of education for energy consumers seeking to connect with energy thought leaders who will share information about how DC is bringing about a truly 21st century grid and how consumers can take advantage of these changes to save money, control their energy consumption and preserve DC’s natural environment. Horizons 2015 will demonstrate how engineering and technological advancements are changing our relationship with energy and how we live, work and play in our communities. Horizons 2015 will feature dynamic and inspirational speakers in various sessions who will galvanize an exciting and meaningful dialogue with symposium participants. Please register at www.horizons2015.net

Washington, DC

Join Mayor Muriel Bowser and DDOE Director Tommy Wells on Earth Day – April 22nd Learn how the District is working to increase the city’s recycling rate, adopt new innovative technologies, and work towards “zero waste” as defined in the Sustainable DC Plan. Mayor Muriel Bowser, DDOE Director Tommy Wells, and invited guest speakers from California and Canada will discuss the future of waste management and answer questions such as, “How do we turn waste collection and disposal into materials recovery and economic opportunity?”

West Virginia – Byrd Lawn

Join us for merriment and festivities to celebrate Earth Day! There will be FREE FOOD, educational activities, arts and crafts, as well as music and a silent auction. There will be tee shirts, cloth bags, and more being sold along with our guest, Tenfold Fair Trade Collection setting up shop! Come and have a great time with us!

Wisconsin

In celebration of the weeks around Earth Day, National Environmental Education Week, and the spring season, enjoy a range of free and low-cost family events each day. Earth Day Bouquet offers your family a variety of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, get involved in your local and natural community, and become motivated to make a difference in the health and sustainability of the environment.

Wisconsin – Madison

We face environmental challenges that will require careful decisions at all levels, from global to local, from public to private. How can we build consensus around climate change, energy, transportation, water quality, food security and other critical issues? What is the proper role of science and information in these efforts? Hard Science, Tough Choices will examine these questions at a time when the need for informed decision-making has never been greater for governments, businesses, communities and families. Join us for a day of learning and discussion as we explore the latest science, perspectives and possibilities presented by our rapidly changing planet – featuring a keynote address by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.



Worldwide

Worldwide

The heart space of love and saving our planet ~ International Children’s Month ~ International Children Love Earth 2015 is thrilled to be partnered with Earth Day 2015. On April in partnership with Keep The Waters Flowing and ICM we put out the call to “Shape Your Future, Shape Our Earth” it’s Earth Day of Clay! Get some clay and create your most favorite thing on earth. Then leave it out as an offering for the heart of Mother Earth and to love all her elements. Sacred water wheel ceremonies, fire ceremonies, and heart opening ceremonies will all be featured on the Free Hub of International Children’s Month. Lastly help us create a 2600 Protected Corridor through the Amazon Rain Forest with ICM, Black Jaguar Foundation, you and the One For One ~ Campaign. Receive the message from mother earth One for just $1 that goes to create the protected corridor. Get involved and check it all out on www.internationalchildrensmonth.com Thank you Earth Day Participants !!

Worldwide

Today’s biggest challenges are global warming and poverty: WeForest has a very simple solution for both. Planting trees restores the planet’s natural resources while providing social justice: planting bio-diverse and indigenous forests in tropical countries cools our climate and provides jobs for women and enables them to send their children to school. WeForest is an international non-profit association with following mission: create and promote a pioneer movement in large scale sustainable reforestation.

Worldwide

steps in order: 1.visit greenskate.org watch some of the video’s 2. get some support from other friends 3. sit down make a plan. -location -Date: (Yes, it is now possible to have two Greenskate events in the same year) Traditional Date Earth Day (earthday.org) April 17-26,2015 and late season June 5 – 14, 2015 -select skateboard city route (bike paths, secondary roads ect) -Add break points -potential hazards (intersections, stop signs) -think about how many riders you will have and plan to have a leader that knows the route and a follower to keep the stragglers on the right track. Don’t let the group get to spread out. Stop and wait for the slow riders to catch up then continue. 2-4 km is a good distance for most and should only take 1.5 hours with really slow riders. 4. Register your event HERE take a group photo and send it in.. One crazy photo board tossing photo!!!

Worldwide

It’s an online competition to create awareness among people about earth day and the need to save our environment. This is an online competition open for all and selected entries will win prizes.