April brings the celebration of Spring and Mother Earth.
Gaylord Nelson, a United States Senator, created Earth Day in 1970. The first edition of the holiday celebration drew over 20 million enthusiastic, eco-conscious revelers. Earth Day is celebrated by over one billion people in nearly 200 countries. In America, there’s no better place with a healthier list of Earth Day events than the nation’s capital. Events take place throughout the month of April.
2016 Earth Day Events
Potomac Watershed Cleanup
Annual Cleanup Day, April 16, 2016, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Throughout April, families can help remove trash from one of 276 sites along the Potomac River in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
Anacostia River Festival
April 17, 2016, 1-5 p.m. Anacostia Park, SE Washington DC. The festival concludes the National Cherry Blossom Festival and honors Earth Day with a variety of activities including outdoor recreation, musical performances, a photography exhibition, a bike parade and more.
Earth Day at Union Station
April 21-22, 2016. The celebration will feature interactive, eco-friendly exhibits and activities to raise awareness of environmental issues and encourage sustainability. Enjoy a full day of entertainment, discussion panels, contests, games, giveaways and much more.
Earth Day at the National Zoo
April 23, 2016, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Zoo and FONZ will commemorate Earth Day with green-themed activities. Get gardening tips from expert horticulturists, take a tour of the Zoo’s green facilities, attend special demonstrations, and more. Take a ride on the sustainable side, and join the Zoo in its inaugural Bike to the Zoo event this Earth Day!
Did you know? The Apartments at City Center is a LEED Silver certification property and residents’ positive impacts can be felt on both an individual and community level. The property makes eco-conscious living a daily experience for the residents at The Apartments at CityCenter.
Eco-friendly amenities include:
• Onsite electric car charging stations – if you’re in the market for a new ride, check out the hybrid vehicles at Tesla Motors (located two blocks north).
• Resident recycling program – you’ll never forget to put the recycling out again!
• Clean indoor air
• Energy Star appliances
• Eco-friendly bamboo flooring
• Efficient lighting fixtures
It’s our small part to impact our planet Earth.