Earth Day, 22nd April 2010
22nd April 2010 is Earth Day.
Since 1970, Earth Day has activated individuals and organisations annually to strengthen the collective fight against man’s exploitive relationship with the planet. Ever increasing human activity has negatively impacted the planet’s health and the need to readjust our relationship with the earth has never been so great. But from these challenges has arisen an unprecedented opportunity for our generation – an opportunity for innovation and investment that will catalyze a sustainable clean energy economy.
The Earth Day 2010 campaign aims to combat climate change by driving substantive behavioral change and channel quantifiable action on behalf of the environment.
Many botanic gardens in the US (where Earth Day originated) are celebrating Earth Day 2010:
- Alta Vista Gardens - guest speakers and family fun
- Atlanta Botanic Garden - buy one get one free admission all day on Earth Day
- Birmingham Botanic Gardens - talks by local environmental groups and an inflatable science dome for kids!
- Chicago Botanic Garden - seasonal workshops for scouts
- Cincinatti Zoo and Botanical Garden - 3-day Earth Day celebrations and tours
- Denver Botanic Gardens - is free admission on Earth Day with low-water garden tours
- Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden - free admission on Earth Day plus talks, tours, films and free native plants (while stocks last!)
- Missouri Botanic Garden - is holding Earth Day celebrations all week at the Botanical Garden, Shaw Nature Reserve, Butterfly House and Earthways Center
- Naples Botanic Garden - a day of inspiring activities including ladybird releases
- New York Botanical Garden - workshops and demonstrations for adults and kids
- Quarryhill Botanical Garden - enjoy free admission on Earth Day and join the Director for a garden hike
- Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden - see green tips on how to celebrate Earth Day
- UBC Botanic Garden in British Columbia - 25% off admission and hourly garden tours
- USBG - free event with local environmental organisations and lots of ideas for sustainable living