Today marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Both Earth Day and The Environmental Protection Agency are 40 years old today. Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day in the spring of 1970, and a few months following this, the EPA was founded.
This weekend the EPA will be celebrating with a huge expo at the National Mall. There will be several exhibits, such as a National Sustainable Design Expo will be showcasing new green technologies and a Carbon Wheel of Fortune for people to find out different ways to reduce their carbon footprint.
The Earth Day celebration will be Saturday, April 24, fro 10 am – 6 p m and Sunday, April 25, from 10 am – 5 pm between 4th and 7th Streets NW on the National Mall. For more information about the festivities visit the Earth Day website: http://www.epa.gov/earthday/index.html
Not in D.C? Earth Day will be celebrated today and this upcoming weekend nationwide. EPA is reaching out to people across the country to commit to protecting the environment; EPA is calling for action for people to keep environmental protection as a top priority.
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson will be at the National Mall at the EPA Earth Day Tent on Saturday from 12 noon – 2 pm and Sunday for the Earth Day network concert. She will also be on the Late Show with David Letterman tonight at 11:35 pm eastern.