EPA News You Can Use – April 2010 – Special Earth Month Edition
Earth Day is April 22, 2010
April 22 is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, and this is EPA’s 40th anniversary year, so we’ve planned a very special month! Start by checking out our newly redesigned Earth Day web site. Lots of cool things you can do to participate in and celebrate Earth Day – http://www.epa.gov/earthday. Go ahead – get involved: commit, take action, share!
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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. http://www.epa.gov/earthday/video
Tell your environmental justice story, raise awareness in EPA’s Faces of the Grassroots video contest. Deadline: April 8. http://www.epa.gov/compliance/environmentaljustice/events/video-contest.html
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. Visit http://www.epa.gov/pick5
Learn Before You Burn! Promote responsible wood-burning techniques that save money and clear the air by entering our Burn Wise video contest. Videos must include information to be released on April 9. Submit videos April 9-11. http://www.epa.gov/burnwise/contest.html
Join in a local event. There will be celebrations around the country or get our take-home kit: http://www.epa.gov/earthday/events.htm
Learn – Teach – Share:
Daily environmental tips via email. Enter your email here: http://www.epa.gov/earthday/tips2.htm
Put the environmental tips widget on your own web page, blog, or social networking profile: http://www.epa.gov/widgets
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: http://www.epa.gov/earthday/podcasts
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: http://www.epa.gov/teachers/teachresources.htm
Join us in Washington, D.C. on April 24-25 for Earth Day on the National Mall.
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and the EPA, we are hosting a celebration event Saturday, April 24 (10am – 6pm) and Sunday (10am – 5pm), 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: http://www.epa.gov/earthday
If you can’t come to D.C., there are events all over the country! See http://www.epa.gov/earthday/events.htm for listings.
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