Monday, April 9, 2012

UpDated April 17: Earth Day 2012 Events in Washington, DC

Earth Day events for Sunday, April 22nd on the National Mall are now available.  There will be performances by Cheap Trick, Dave Mason, Kicking Daisies and Explorers Club!
Meanwhile, don't forget to signup to give the Anacostia some much needed TLC by participating in a clean up on Saturday, April 21.See details below
With Earth Day 2012 nearing, I've done some research on planned events for DC.  Cleaning up our Anacostia and Potomac rivers is (very) much needed and (really) fun activity. There are cleanups scheduled for Saturdays - April 14, 21 and 28.

Anacostia Watershed Society Cleanups: Most Anacostia River cleanups are scheduled for Saturday, April 21 though some are scheduled for Saturday  28.  There are 10 or so sites located in DC. Here’s a link that provides registration information, clean up details and a map with the location, date, and contact information for Anacostia related cleanups.

United States Botanic Garden: Friday, April 20, 2012, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Get gardening advice from representatives of environmental organizations throughout the region and enjoy cooking demonstrations featuring local foods and fresh ingredients. Learn what you can do to make the planet a healthier place and how to become a more active steward of the earth.

Anacostia Watershed Society Earth Day Celebration: Saturday, April 21, 2012. The Rally will begin at 12noon in RFK parking lot #6 (right near the bridge that takes you to Kingman and Heritage Islands).  Metro Orange and Blue lines will take you there.

Trash from Saturday's Potomac Cleanup!
Earth Day on theNational Mall: Sunday, April 22, 2012. The Earth Day event includes a massive rally, top musicians, civic leaders, and celebrity speakers. The EPA will also host hands-on activities in their National Sustainable Design Expo where EPA, businesses, non-profits and college students will showcase their efforts to protect the planet. 2012 participants will be announced soon.

Earth Day at the National Zoo: April 22, 2012, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free and open to the public. No ticket required. Meet the Smithsonian National Zoo’s Green Team experts, participate in “green”-themed crafts, and learn simple daily actions that help you enjoy a more environmentally friendly lifestyle.

Earth Day Cruise on the Odyssey: Sunday, April 22, 2012. Board the Oydssey for an Earth Day Brunch Cruise to learn about green energy and environmental initiatives. Boarding at 10:45 a.m., the cruise will sail from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Prices: $64.90 per adult, $35.95 per child age 3-12.