John Legend performing at Earth Day Network's 2010 celebration
Boy how time has flown these past few months! The cherry blossoms have made an early arrival in D.C. and each day we get to experience more and more beautiful rays of sunlight. The beginning of Spring also means that Earth Day is just around the corner and it’s our job to let you know what events are out there so that you can prepare for April’s green festivities! Here’s the breakdown:
On April 14th in Ventura, California there will be the Earth Day Eco Fest. The festival will host an assortment of fun and educational activities for children, a large raffle and auction, live music and dance performances along with offering a variety of healthy and sustainable food.
For the Chicago-area runners out there, there will be an Earth Day 5k on April 21st. The family friendly run will culminate at the Humboldt Park boat house with a free Green Living Expo including music, family entertainment, shopping, food and environmental education for all!
Seattle, Washington will be hosting their own Earth Day race with the Magnuson run on April 21st. The series will consist of races made for all levels with a 5k, 10k, 15k, kids dash, 2 person team (5k each) and a half marathon.
San Diego State University has planned a GreenFest set for April 22nd. The festival will include a 5k, musical performances and a variety of competitions and environmental education activities.
Of course I couldn’t talk about Earth Day events without mentioning Earth Day Network‘s very own celebration on April 22nd on the Washington D.C. National Mall. We will be celebrating with hundreds of thousands of environmentally-conscious people along with civic leaders and celebrities to galvanize the environmental movement! So wherever you are, look to participate in these celebrations or try to find an event close to you so that we can all be green together!