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Earth Day 2022


2022/04/09


Friday April 22, 2022 is Earth Day, celebrated around the world since 1970 by people from all walks of life who are concerned about preserving the environment. After all, it’s what sustains us all for if we do not have a habitable planet, nothing else is possible.

The theme of this year’s Earth Day is Invest in our Planet. Find more information on this theme and the many activities in which to participate at: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2022/

There are more places to find information about Earth Day. Here is a sampling:

The official Earth Day website: https://www.earthday.org/

Earth Day 2022 at The Farmer’s Almanac: https://www.farmersalmanac.com/what-when-earth-day-quiz-activities

Marshall University celebrates Earth Week, April 18-22 with a week-long event focusing on how we can invest in the Planet: https://www.marshall.edu/sustainability/earth-week-april-18-22-2022/ 

Find out more about Earth Day 2022 at Earth Reminder: https://www.earthreminder.com/earth-day-2022-theme-facts-events-celebrations/

Nashville, TN celebrates Earth Day on Saturday April 23: https://www.nashvilleearthday.org/2022

In Memphis, TN Shelby Farms Park is the site of Earth Day celebrations: https://www.shelbyfarmspark.org/earth-day-celebrations

Memphis Botanic Gardens hosts its annual spring plant sale April 21-23, so what better way to celebrate Earth Day than to plant beauty in the garden? Find more information at: https://membg.org/events/sps-22/

Dixon Gardens also hosts a plant sale on April 22-23. Find out about Dixon’s beautiful gardens at: https://www.dixon.org/events/day/2022/04/22

Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/

The Environmental Magazine: https://emagazine.com/

News from Green Government Tennessee:

Food Waste Awareness Week: During the week of April 4-9, 2022 the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is hosting Food Waste Awareness Week. The goal of the event is to highlight issues associated with food waste and to inspire Tennesseans to do their part in helping eliminate food waste.

The Campus Race to Zero Waste (formerly RecycleMania) is a friendly competition amongst higher education institutions across the US and Canada that galvanizes the student body to get involved with sustainability efforts. This year there are three universities in Tennessee participating: Austin Peay, UT Knoxville, and UT Martin. In addition to the competition, the event provides tools to help advance campus recycling and waste reduction efforts as well as planning resources and activity ideas. It is an opportunity for schools to reduce waste and decrease their environmental footprint as well as benchmark their waste minimization and recycling efforts against other campuses. For more information and helpful resources, visit https://recyclemania.org/.

News from Tennessee Clean:

Read about the Tennessee Clean Act to reduce litter across the state: https://tennesseecleanact.org/

Tennessee is too beautiful to trash.Send pictures of litter you come across to photos@tennesseecleanact.org. We will share them on @TennCleanAct to remind our leaders at every level that litter is an issue we want solved!

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