Go Green at the 9th Annual Earth Day Phoenix

Earth Day is an annual event created to celebrate the planet's environment and raise public awareness about pollution. The day, marked on April 22nd, is observed worldwide with rallies, conferences, outdoor activities and service projects.

Started as a grassroots movement, Earth Day created public support for the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and contributed to the passage of the Clean Air Act, the Water Quality Improvement Act, the Endangered Species Act and several other environmental laws. The idea for Earth Day was proposed by then-Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, who died in 2005.

The first Earth Day was in 1970. Nelson, after seeing the damage done by a 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, was inspired to organize a national "teach-in" that focused on educating the public about the environment.

Spend some time over the weekend getting your green on by stopping by the 9th Annual Earth Day Phoenix event on Saturday, April 21st from 11am to 4pm at Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Celebrate Earth Day with exhibitors, mini eco-classes and more. This is a zero-waste event, meaning all waste will be recyclable or compostable. Parking is limited so alternative modes of transportation such as light rail or biking are recommended. Enjoy music, face and body painting and grab lunch from one of the three food trucks.

This event is hosted by Keep Phoenix Beautiful, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that’s an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. Every day, Keep Phoenix Beautiful provides tools to empower our diverse communities to improve overall quality of life. Their vision is a vibrant Phoenix where each neighborhood is a healthy, beautiful place to live. For more event details please visit keepphxbeautiful.org/earth-day-phoenix/

For more things to do in the signs of downtown Phoenix area or if you’re looking to buy or sell a home in phoenix, please contact The Russo Team today. Happy Earth Day!

Frank Russo

Russo Team

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