Earth Day and EPA: Things you can do

April 6, 2010 | EPA


Earth Day is April 22. This is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, and 2010 is also EPA’s 40th anniversary year, so EPA has planned a very special month. It has a newly redesigned Earth Day website with lots of cool things you can do to participate in and celebrate Earth Day.   EPA publishes the Go Green! Newsletter. It launched this monthly e-mail newsletter to provide “what you can do” information about activities and events that we can use in our homes, communities, and offices.   Sign up to receive it.  

What you can do; what you can use 

It’s My Environment!
Join EPA’s participatory video project; show the world it’s your environment! Deadline: April 15.   Tell your environmental justice story and raise awareness in EPA’s Faces of the Grassroots video contest. Deadline: April 8.     Pick 5 is going international! Early in April, join with others around the world to commit to small steps that fit your lifestyle, but are powerful actions for the environment.  

Join in a local event. There will be celebrations around the country, or get our take-home kit.

Find an event or volunteer opportunity near you



Learn – Teach – Share

Daily environmental tips via email. Enter your email here.   Put the environmental tips widget on your own web page, blog, or social networking profile.   Listen to the daily audio tip podcast from EPA employees around the country. The podcast will be available for download and for free subscription on iTunes.   And then go teach! We’ve even got lesson plans for you to talk to your child’s classroom about the importance of environmental protection.


Upcoming events

April   Join us in Washington, D.C., April 24 to 25 for Earth Day on the National Mall.    To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and the EPA, EPA is hosting a celebration event Saturday, April 24 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), on the National Mall. The event will feature a variety of interactive, family friendly exhibits that highlight the work of the agency, reflect on the past four decades of environmental accomplishments and look forward to the next 40 years of promoting healthier families and cleaner communities. More information will be available on the Earth Day site.    If you can’t come to D.C., there are events all over the country! Listings