Saturday, April 22, is Earth Day, celebrated since 1970 to bring awareness to global environmental issues. Here are six ways Earth Day is celebrated around the world.
Earth Day Tokyo – Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo celebrates Earth Day(s) with a two-day festival enjoyed by 100,000 visitors. Visitors enjoy plenty of vegetarian food, music, and will learn about businesses that use sustainable methods and materials that promote environmental protection.
Earth Day San Francisco – San Francisco, California
A sustainable check showcase, an eco fashion show, DIY workshops, and art gallery, and a ton of live music; what more can you ask for at a festival? San Francisco has celebrated Earth Day the right way for the last 46 years with its big street festival.
Sustainability and Social Good Pop-up – New York City
New York City puts on an Earth Day event that’s a pop-up shop of sorts featuring companies and groups supporting sustainability and social responsibility.
Earth Expo – Johannesburg, South Africa
South Africa is among the countries that call Earth Day International Mother Earth Day. On this day, Johannesburg, South Africa, has an Earth Expo presenting educational on topics like nutrition, fashion, and technology, and discuss entrepreneurship and developing skills with those who want to make their businesses more sustainable.
The March for Science – All Over the World
The Earth Day celebration likely to receive heavy news coverage is the inaugural March for Science in Washington, D.C. As with the Women’s March on Washington in January, the March for Science will have satellite marches in at least 425 other locations around the world. Participants in the march will advocate for evidence-based government policies and environmental protection. Over 170 organizations are partnering with the worldwide event.
Earth Day at Phinizy Swamp – Augusta, Georgia
Ok, we had to include our favorite Earth Day celebration. With help from the YMCA of Greater Augusta and WJBF News Channel 6’s “Children’s First” partners, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park hosts a free Earth Day celebration that includes local food booths, vendors, live music, wildlife exhibits, children’s activities, and much more. It’s Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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