Earth Day 2015: Biking, Hiking, and Planting Trees

Earth Day 2015: Biking, Hiking, and Planting Trees

April 22 marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. This year’s theme, “It’s Our Turn to Lead,” encourages everyone to take action to protect the planet. The environmental movement has gained significant momentum since the first Earth Day in 1970, with over one billion people worldwide planning to participate in events both large and small.

Community Gardens and Outdoor Celebrations

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In Plant City, Florida, the Plant City Commons Community Garden is hosting its first Earth Day fundraiser. The celebration will feature workshops on gardening, food, music, and an opportunity to shop for plants, gardening tools, and local farm goods. Local artists and artisans will also display their creations for sale. The proceeds from this event will support the community garden.

Garden President Karen Elizabeth expressed her excitement about organizing a family-friendly day filled with fun activities and a chance to connect with nature.

NASA Celebrates Earth Day in Washington, D.C.

NASA is hosting a series of events on the National Mall and at Union Station in Washington, D.C. This year, NASA is also celebrating the 20th anniversary of the GLOBE program, an initiative that promotes science education and environmental awareness. GLOBE connects students, teachers, scientists, and citizens to participate in hands-on science data collection within their local communities.

During the Earth Day celebration, GLOBE students from West Virginia will present their research findings on water health conducted at a local creek. In Thailand, a workshop will be held to demonstrate how GLOBE research can be used to control mosquito populations.

Environmental Activities Around the World

Earth Day is not limited to the United States. Events are taking place worldwide to raise awareness and make a positive impact on the environment. Here are a few examples:

  • Beijing, China: A hiking group will clean up and remove trash along a section of the Great Wall.
  • Singapore: An environmental group will focus on cleaning up the island’s coasts.
  • Cameroon and Uganda: Tree-planting projects are taking place to combat deforestation.
  • Lagos, Nigeria: Participants will work on an educational campaign to raise awareness about the need to reduce carbon emissions.
  • Peru: Celebrants can join a biking event or attend a ceremony inaugurating a new wind turbine, providing renewable energy to a rural community.

These are just a few of the many Earth Day events happening around the world. It’s inspiring to see so many individuals and communities coming together to protect our planet.

Share Your Earth Day Experience!

We want to hear from you! Are you planning to do something special for Earth Day? Share your ideas and activities in the comments section below.

Remember, small actions can make a big difference in preserving and nurturing our environment. Let’s continue to lead the way in protecting our planet for future generations.

I’m Caty Weaver.

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