Despite the mantra to "make every day Earth Day," it comes just once a year, on April 22. Make sure you take part!
There are all sorts of ways to meaningfully mark the day, from volunteering to plant trees or pick up litter to attending educational events and rallying for a cause. Find the right event for you and take part. When millions turn out to recognize Earth Day, it reminds us all including, critically, our political leaders that environmental protection is important and that it has the support of the population at large.
The Daily Green will be joining Earth Day New York's fair outside Grand Central Terminal for one of several Earth Day events the group has planned. If you're in New York, visit The Daily Green's booth for a chance to "Stump the Site" with your question about going green; we'll answer your question, and if we can't, we'll give you an organic cotton T-shirt with The Daily Green's logo. In addition to countless informational booths from organizations, companies and agencies you can find in and around Grand Central Terminal and Times Square, the day's events include a Green Vehicle Drive and Fashion Show, and the planting of a Virtual Forest in Times Square. Text "Tree" to 85944 to plant a virtual tree and donate $5 toward Green World Campaign's real-world tree-planting efforts.
If you aren't in New York, of course, there's an event close by! Check local listings or consult with the Earth Day Network to find events close to home.
Of course, for help making every day Earth Day, follow Earth Day New York's advice to "Be the E" and visit The Daily Green for tips you can use every day to live lighter on "the E."
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