# Earth day
State Assembly Passes Earth Day Legislative Package
A shot of the Queenston-Lewiston bridge over the Niagara River in Lewiston, New York.Photo by J.M. Lesinski. The New York State Assembly recently announced the passage of a legislative package coinciding with the 52nd Earth Day that primarily aids in conservation efforts, the fight against climate change, and the protection of New York state’s environment.
Journey through this rare cactus garden in Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Joshua Tree is an amazing national park and it welcomes millions of visitors every year. National parks offer free fee days at the parks. Another option might be to purchase the annual pass so you can enjoy as many parks as possible in the year. Here are a few reasons why I love this park! 🌵Barker Dam: The beauty, quiet, serene, and peaceful Ora of the desert is intoxicating. Watch for several big horn sheep roaming around nearby. 🌵Large boulders to scramble and hike through. 🌵Cholla Cactus Garden, 'cholla' has a meaning of shrubby cacti and has cylindrical stems made up of segmented joints. The cacti stems can actually separate themselves and connect stubbornly to you. Take caution through this section. Learn more about this incredible park at my blog: FitLifeandTravel.com. Follow and subscribe for more inspiration!
Pocono Environmental Education Center To Host Fun-filled Earth Day Festival on April 30
Earth Day might have passed us by (in case you didn't know or were preoccupied with everyday concerns, it was this past April 22), but if you or your family thought you'd missed it. Actually, you didn't miss it at all: the Pocono Environmental Education Center is holding its annual Earth Day Festival on April 30. The fun will go from 11 AM until 4 PM at 538 emery Road in Dingman's Ferry, Pennsylvania.
CU’s Dining Hall's Vertical Farming for a Cleaner Future and Campus
The University of Colorado, Boulder (CU) has invested in giving back to the Earth by developing vertical farming in their William's Village dining hall. Vertical farming is when crops are grown on top of each other. Growing vertically allows for conservation in space and results in a higher crop yield per square foot. Vertical farms are usually grown indoors in controlled environments. This method of growing has an impact on “food miles.” Which in turn reduces the need for the harvesting, cleaning, packaging, and transportation from another farm. Given the CU farm virtually zero food miles and having a positive effect on the environment.
Opinion: Let’s teach our children about global warming
A child fetches water at Barmil water point, Wajir East, in this photo taken on October 13, 2019. Pool |Nation Media Group. Friends, you should know that, due to global warming and environmental problems, the earth’s temperature is constantly rising.
Fruit Trees Donated to Project Self-Sufficiency
FirstEnergy Corp. donated 25 fruit trees to the Food Project at Project Self-Sufficiency.Project Self-Sufficiency. JCP&L, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., recently donated 25 apple, pear, peach, and nectarine trees to Project Self-Sufficiency to be planted throughout the agency’s 5-acre campus in Newton. The fruit harvested from the trees will be distributed to low-income individuals and families through the agency’s food pantry. On average, The Food Project at Project Self-Sufficiency offers 11,861 nutritious meals to 1,260 individuals each month. Volunteers also cultivate and maintain nine community vegetable gardens on the agency’s grounds and harvest fresh vegetables for daily distribution to local families during the spring, summer, and fall.
Kingsport's Eastman Leads the Circular Recycling Revolution
In the year's since Eastman chemical company announced a breakthrough innovation to address the world’s plastic waste problem in April of 2019, they have continued to expand on their notion of a circular recycling program.
How and Why to Home Compost?
Starting to home compost is a great way to protect our environment this Earth Day. Here in Colorado, I have been home composting for years to create rich fertile soil for my garden. And I recommend that you compost too. It is so easy and if you don’t have a vegetable garden like I do, simply put the composted soil around your yard to enrich your landscape. In this video we are going to show you why you should home compost. Along with how easy it is to compost.
In a Year, This Hotel will have Donated 2,000 Lbs. of Soap and 100,000 Travel-Sized Plastic Bottles.
This post is not sponsored and does not contain any affiliate content. Have you experienced the magic of downtown Detroit, Michigan?. Go: If you’re headed to downtown Detroit, there is no more thoughtfully-curated accommodation option than Shinola Hotel. Guests are invited to live and share in great times with good company at Shinola Hotel, with great accommodations, food & drink options and communal spaces. The earthy-tones and loft-styled windows invite all guests in to enjoy an overnight experience in Detroit, Michigan.
Earth Day isn't just about picking up trash, it's a lifestyle choice
Earth Day isn't just about picking up trash, it's a lifestyle choice We humans are the ones who messed up our planet, now is the time to fix it before it's too late! As someone who spends a lot of time outdoors I have seen firsthand many places where we have done a poor job of taking care of the environment. Earth Day is the perfect day to not only celebrate the beautiful spaces on Earth but to also make lifestyle changes that can help save our planet. While picking up trash in my neighborhood, I share my thoughts on this and more.
How Denver restaurants are becoming more green
ChefReady in Denver installed solar panels, which help its chefs save on their energy bills.ChefReady. (Denver, Colo) Restaurants face many challenges when they try to implement eco-friendly initiatives. From massive walk-in refrigerators to churning out hundreds of meals, it’s probably not surprising that restaurants typically use more energy than other types of commercial buildings.
Free Earth Day event, ThriftCon and more things to do in Denver this weekend
(Becca McHaffie/Unsplash) (DENVER, Colo.) Happy Friday to all who pushed on this week to make it here. There is an abundance of fun and exciting events scheduled from April 22 to April 24 in the Mile High City.
Earth Day Visit with the Nesting Ospreys at Lake Allatoona
Frequently confused with bald eagles because of their white heads and large wingspans, osprey pairs often mate for life, and return to the same nesting locations each year. We made an Earth Day visit to our favorite nesting pair on Lake Allatoona, Georgia, to check in on the spring mating and hatching process. We found Oprah and Orion reinforcing their nest and sitting patiently with their eggs.
7 Colorado nonprofits to consider supporting for Earth Day
A view of wildflowers from an open space in Douglas County.Douglas Land Conservancy. (Douglas County, Colo.) Colorado is known for its diverse ecosystems, from the plains to the foothills, and several nonprofits work to preserve the state's beauty.
Earth Day: Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay Aquarium: Pacific coral reef community containing living corals.Miguel Hermoso Cuesta, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia. If you plan to vacation in California this year, you might want to travel to Monterey, California to check out the Monterey Bay Aquarium (located at 886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940). This aquarium is a non-profit aquarium open to the public that focuses on research and conservation efforts. The image on the home page of the aquarium’s website is amazing. You can also find live cams. This aquarium has one of the largest jellyfish collections.
New Jersey's Brand New Bird Island
A Sandpiper bird pictured hunting for food on New Jersey's Horseshoe Island bird sanctuary.(Cwieders/iStock) Bird lovers in New Jersey will be thrilled to learn about one of New Jersey’s newest natural phenomena. Off the southern edge of Little Egg Inlet, an island has formed just about one thousand feet off the coast of Little Beach Island.
Announcing the winners of NewsBreak’s Earth Day content campaign
Happy Earth Day! Thank you to the dozens of contributors who shared unique ways to celebrate and protect our earth. We loved learning more about composting, zero waste, new laws, what your local schools were doing and so much more. If you haven’t had a chance, you can check out all the amazing stories here.
Ways you can mark Earth Day in ALCO
(Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) (ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif.) The county has several different Earth Day events throughout the month of April and over the weekend. Some of the events include in-person cleanups in Albany, Dublin, Berkeley and Hayward, as well as a community compost giveaway in Livermore.
Friday in Portland: Biketown offering free rides this weekend, PTFC announces rosters for co-ed game
(Spencer Platt/Getty Images) (PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Friday, April 22 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses. 1. Biketown offering free rides over the weekend for Earth Day.