Environmental pollution has become a global problem, and we hear more and more about it every day. And it's crucial today to enlighten folks about these things and to start acting. The Earth Day initiative is all about educating and spreading the word about ecological problems and possible solutions. In New York, this day is widely celebrated, and lots of festive Earth Day events are held. One of the biggest ones is Earth Day Outdoors at Union Square. The good news is that it's a free event.
Earth Day program offers various concerts, exhibitions, and educational activities. While listening to some music and tasting snacks, you'll be able to learn about different environmental campaigns, local businesses with green initiatives, and green travel. A sharing economy exhibition takes place during this vibrant block party as well.
Earth Day Events usually take place on the days preceding or following April 22. New York Botanical Garden dedicates a weekend to the themed festivities. The program includes a parade, screenings, tours, and musical performances to underline NYBG's commitment to preserving the plants of planet Earth. On April 22, the Earth Day 5k Green Tour combines an energizing exercise with some knowledge on how NYC stays green.
Each year there is a theme. Earth Day 2020 theme is climate action to emphasize the importance of tackling the issues of climate change and creating life-support systems to make the world habitable for the generations to come.