WASHINGTON — Earth Day lands on Sunday, April 22, and the focus this year is ending plastic pollution. But there’s more you can do to celebrate the beautiful planet we call home than simply using a reusable water bottle. The D.C. area boasts some pretty exciting events this weekend — some where you can learn about what’s putting our environment at risk, and others where you can actually get your hands dirty! Check out how to spend your Earth Day weekend in the gallery below. Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others. © 2018 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. … [Read more...] about How to celebrate Earth Day 2018 in the DC area
IT'S the planet we live on and is home to more than six billion humans and countless other animals and plants. But with climate change and pollution endangering planet Earth, people are being implored to help protect the fragile environment - and one way to help is by taking action on Earth Day. When is Earth Day 2018? Earth Day is held every year on April 22 and in 2018 this is no different. Organisers settled on this date as it is in the spring but does not conflict with the religious holidays of Easter and Passover. It is also said that one of the organisers, Julian Koenig came up with the idea of holding it on April 22 as it was his birthday and the word 'birthday' rhymes with Earth Day. What is Earth Day? Earth Day is an annual event marked across the world to show support for environmental protection. The aim is to encourage people to do things that will benefit the Earth, such as recycling more, using solar power or plant trees. The event takes place around the world … [Read more...] about When is Earth Day 2018, what is this year’s theme and how can you help reduce plastic litter and pollution?
0 View Gallery View Comments Colorado Springs parks planners have decided to try something at Garden of the Gods that has long intrigued outdoor enthusiasts. Vehicles will not be allowed for five hours starting at 5 a.m. April 22 in what the city is calling a "Motorless Morning" on Earth Day. Hikers and cyclists will have full reign of the Garden. The parks department is asking drivers to park at the visitor and nature center or Rock Ledge Ranch while roads to the Garden's lots are barred until 10 a.m. The concept of no-vehicle times in the park was well received at a March 12 open house focused on future transportation in the park, which advocates and officials fear is being "loved to death" by summer tourists. Sites around the country have responded to that fear and the demand for more wild escapes by banning motorists at times. Shenandoah National Park celebrated a "Car-Free Day" last April, modeling fellow national parks including Glacier and Crater. Volpe National … [Read more...] about Garden of the Gods to ban cars for part of Earth Day
Started spring cleaning? Ready to get rid of old clothes and buy some new threads?There's no need to spend a fortune to updated your spring wardrobe, though. You could get a new shirt or dress or necklace for $1.On Saturday, April 21, Buffalo Exchange is holding its annual Earth Day $1 Day Sale at all locations, excluding outlets.The resale stores, known for commitment to sustainability, will be offering special selections of clothing and accessories for $1 apiece.All proceeds from the sale of $1 clothing will go to 5 Gyres in support of its efforts to research ocean plastic pollution and engage communities in responsible use, design and disposal of plastic materials. The sale is cash only and $1 items go quickly, so shoppers are encouraged to get there early. Remember to bring your own bag to carry all your new finds home, too.If you plan on shopping in Philly, there's a Buffalo Exchange at 1520 Chestnut Street. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on April 21.Earth Day $1 Day … [Read more...] about Clothing, accessories will be $1 each at Buffalo Exchange on Earth Day
Wall St. NYC, April 26, 2013. Monday, April 22, 2013 was Earth Day. At the close of trading Thursday, April 25, 2013, as compared to my reference date of Dec. 21, 2012, the Dow Jones Industrials was up 12.3% , the S&P 500 closed up 10.84%, the “Popular Logistics Fossil Fuel Reference Portfolio was up 1.8% and the Popular Logistics Sustainable Energy portfolio was up 34.85%. (This is in line with the trend noted in my previous post, March 23, 2013., in the series that began Dec. 21, 2012.) And Shell Oil has temporarily suspended exploration and drilling operations in the Arctic. (Click here for Forbes). The stock portfolio data are summarized below, in Table 1. That’s the good news (unless you’re long on fossil fuels). Here’s the bad news. “Fracking” is widespread and unregulated (click here). An oil spill dumped 500,000 gallons from Exxon pipeline onto Mayflower, Arkansas and into Lake Conway (click here). A fatal fire … [Read more...] about Earth Day, 2013. Oil Spills, Explosions, Fracking Business As Usual & The Stock Market Response