March for Science Leads Earth Day 2017 Activities on April 22

Environmental and Climate Literacy, the campaign for this year’s Earth Day, focuses on education with toolkits you can download from and a March for Science on the Washington Mall. Earth Day is always on April 22, which this year falls on a Saturday. The crowd for the March for Science in Washington, D.C., will gather at 8am, and a Teach-In is scheduled for 10am.

Calling education “the foundation for progress,” the message at states: “We need to empower everyone with the knowledge to inspire action in defense of environmental protection. Environmental and climate literacy is the engine not only for creating green voters and advancing environmental and climate laws and policies but also for accelerating green technologies and jobs.” If you register an Earth Day event, you will receive promotion and advice. Read Healthy Hairdresser’s article for specific ideas for reducing your salon’s carbon footprint.

More than 400 cities around their world, including 317 in the United States, plan to hold their own March for Science. Other events going on throughout the U.S. on April 22 include:

Boston—Earth Day Charles River Cleanup.
New York—Earth Day 5K Green Tour 2017
Philadelphia area—NarbEarth Day of family fun in the park, Narberth, PA
South Florida—Heal the Planet Day, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Cleveland area—EarthFest 2017
Detroit—Mi Earth Day Fest, Rochester, MI
Nashville—Nashville Earth Day
Chicago (April 23)—Party for the Planet, Brookfield Zoo
Minneapolis—Earth Day Cleanup
St. Louis—St. Louis Earth Day Festival
Kansas City area—Earth Day Parade and Celebration, Lawrence, KS
Dallas (3-day event)—Earth Day TX
Denver (April 21)—Earth Day Denver
Phoenix—Earth Day Phoenix
Las Vegas—GREENFest
Seattle—Earth Day Run
Los Angeles—Earth Day LA

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