This Sunday, April 22, is Earth Day. Founded by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, Earth Day will be observed by an estimated one billion people worldwide. The goal of Earth Day is to inspire awareness of and appreciation for earth’s environment, which it has been doing successfully for the last 42 years.
Washington DC will host the Mobilize the Earth™ rally on the National Mall, which will feature an “EcoVillage” with dozens of interactive exhibits, including renewable energy demonstrations, educational workshops and voter registration, and a concert with appearances by Cheap Trick, Dave Mason, Kicking Daisies and The Explorers Club. The entire rally will be streamed live on the web starting at noon at www.earthday.org.
Locally, Earth Day events will be taking place throughout the area over the next few days, culminating with the Earth Day Indiana Festival at White River State Park on Saturday, April 28th. This annual event, now in its 22nd year, features dozens of informational exhibits, food, music, and lots of special activities for kids. You can get a preview of the exhibits here. Activities start at 11 AM, and run until 4 PM.
Other local Earth Day events include a biking tour of the Noblesville area on Friday, April 20th. REDTAN (Rotary’s Earth Day Tour Around Noblesville), hosted by the Noblesville Midday Rotary Club, is a leisurely 10-mile ride that winds through Forest Park, downtown Noblesville, the White River Trail, and several other neighborhoods before finishing back at Forest Park. (A shorter, six-mile course will also be available.)
Those interested in participating can register in advance online at www.noblesvillerotary.org, or on the day of the event. For more information, call 774-7747 or send an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Indy’s Northside, the JCC will hold its Inaugural Earth Day Celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday April 22nd at the Arthur M. Glick JCC, in Indianapolis. This free event will feature environmental action projects, hands-on demonstrations, an orienteering race, and interactive exhibits, including a walking tour and a scavenger hunt in the woods around the JCC’s facilities.
While most activities are scheduled to be held outdoors, it’s nice to know that in case it rains, most activities will take place inside the JCC’s 160,000-square-foot facility, which is located at 6701 Hoover Road, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
This will also be an opportunity to check out the growing Indy food truck scene with tasty snacks from NY Slice pizza, Scout’s Treat Truck cupcakes, Mabel on the Move organic food, and more.
Thiele Heating & Air Conditioning, Indianapolis’ oldest heating and cooling company, is proud to offer an array of eco-friendly ENERGYSTAR heaters, heat pumps and air conditioning systems to help reduce energy usage and the impact on the environment, including geothermal heating and cooling systems, the most energy-efficient, environment-friendly “green” technology readily available.
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