I encourage all Americans to engage in programs and activities that will promote an understanding of environmental protection, the urgency of climate change, and the need to create a healthier, safer, more equitable future for all people.- President Joe Biden's Proclamation on Earth Day 2021
Earth day is celebrated every year on April 22nd with the goal of helping to protect the earth. Whether you are recycling, educating the community, gardening or going meatless; these activities all contribute to protecting the environment. Below are 4 eateries and clean up activities in the Washington, DC area that you can participate in this week.
BEN'S CHILI BOWL
Ben’s Chili Bowl is a historic black owned restaraunt known for its...you guessed it-- chili dogs and most importantly its rich cultural legacy. They have joined with PETA and hundreds more restaraunts to go vegan for earth day. Visit Ben's Chili Bowl today to try their veggie dog, veggie burger, rice bowls salad bowl and more. As you can see here they have a wide array of vegetarian options.
ANACOSTIA WATERSHED SOCIETY EARTH DAY CLEANUP
On Saturday, April 24th, volunteers are welcome to visit the watershed to help cleanup across different sites around the Anacostia watershed. Be sure to click here for more information and to register in advance at your site of choice.
PLNT burger is a DC area restaraunt that offers a wide array of yummy plant based burgers. All April long in celebration of earth day, they are offering the chik'n funguy sandwich for only 3.95. Be sure to use the promo code "EARTH" if you order through the app or just swing by their location to get the deal!
CLEANUP JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING AND POTOMAC WATERFRONT
Volunteers are needed to cleanup joint Base Anacostia-Bolling & Potomac Waterfront. Please RSVP in advance here if you would like to participate. The cleanup will occur on Apr 24, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM beginning at Slip Inn Bar & Grill at 2842 Arnold Ave SW, Washington, DC 20032.
What other 2021 Earth Day activities are occuring in the DC area? Let us know in the comments below!