WASHINGTON — Earth Day lands on Sunday, April 22, and the focus this year is ending plastic pollution.
But there’s more you can do to celebrate the beautiful planet we call home than simply using a reusable water bottle.
The D.C. area boasts some pretty exciting events this weekend — some where you can learn about what’s putting our environment at risk, and others where you can actually get your hands dirty!
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Join one of the Earth Day events sponsored by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser in the nation’s capital. Hosted by Uptown Main Street, the Community Alliance for Upper Fourteenth Street and the Kennedy Street Development Corporation, there’s a series of earth-saving hangs to choose from. A personal favorite? Plogging — the Swedish creation of jogging and picking up trash at the same time, according to the event page. Healthy for you and the planet — a win/win! But that’s not all: There’s also planting and mulching tree boxes, “sprucing” up a community park, a community art project and a block party that Bowser and D.C. Council member Brandon Todd will also be attending. See locations for each below.
Date: Saturday, April 21
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
-14th Street and Randolph Street NW for planting and mulching tree boxes
-14th Street and Crittenden Street NW for planting and mulching tree boxes
-14th Street and Kennedy Street NW to spruce up the community park
-8th Street and Kennedy Street NW for a community art project
-North Capitol Street and Kennedy Street NW for plogging
-14th Street and Kennedy Street NW for the celebration
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