Go green for Earth Day

April 21, 2008 8:45:42 AM PDT
Chicago - and cities across the nation- go green on Tuesday. Are you ready for Earth Day? Chicago Celebrates

On Tuesday, the City of Chicago's Mayor's Office of Special Events is hosting an Earth Day celebration at Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The plaza will have information on how you can make a difference. Free admission.

On Sunday, the party started early at the Green Apple Festival, which featured several local bands as part of a national concert.

The Chicago Park District is celebrating Earth Day by holding park cleanup events, which are open to all ages and held in neighborhood parks across the city.

For information on the events, which take place over the next few months, visit ChicagoParkDistrict.com

About Earth Day

Earth Day began in 1970 as a time for the United States to look at what it has done to gain new ground in environmental protection- and look to the future for new initiatives.

Some of the improvements, according to the website earthday.org:

  • The nation's air is much cleaner today than it was in 1970 and progress will continue.
  • The trend of annual loss of wetlands has been reversed.
  • Restoration and redevelopment of abandoned industrial sites is accelerating.
  • President Bush is meeting his commitment to reduce the National Park Service maintenance backlog.
  • What you can do to go green:

    How to conserve:

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Getting rid of Toxins
  • More Resource Links


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