Earth Day

April 22nd is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day!

The first Earth Day was on April 22, 1970. On that day, 20 million Americans — at the time, 10% of the total population of the United States — took to the streets, parks and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. By the end of 1970, the first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the U.S. Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts. Twenty years later, in 1990, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage.

Earth Day at Home Challenge

Each year on Earth Day, the City usually holds a large community event. We pull invasive plants, plant native species and have some fun together. This year for everyone’s health and safety, and following the orders from the health authority and we are cancelling all community gatherings.

We invite you to celebrate by participating in the City's Earth Day at Home Challenge! There are so many wonderful things you can do from the safety of your own home to help the environment!

Here are a few Earth Day at Home Challenge ideas:

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