What is Earth Day?

Earth Day, an internationally recognized event celebrated every year on April 22nd, began in the United States in 1970. Since becoming a global observance that brings millions of people from all walks of life to celebrate the planet. The importance of Earth Day lies in its ability to raise awareness about environmental issues and promote sustainable practices. This day reminds us that we are responsible for taking care of it for future generations. Let’s take a look at some of the events going on this weekend on Long Island.

Riverhead Earth Day CleanUp: Do your part and help make the town of Riverhead a more beautiful place in honor of Earth Day. Join the Riverhead Litter Committee this Saturday, April 22nd. Supplies will be picked up at the town hall, and volunteers can register a location to clean.

Family Earth Day Celebration: Join this family-friendly Earth Day with the village of Huntington. Both kids and adults can learn more about the planet while enjoying music, food, and free activities at Manor Farm Park, located at 210 Manor Road, Huntington, from 10 am – 2 pm on April 22nd.

Brookhaven Lab Celebrates Earth Day: Stop by the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center to celebrate Earth Day with the Brookhaven Lab. Free activities include family-friendly programs relating to climate change, solar energy, and the nature of Long Island. Located in Wantagh, this event will last from 10 am – 2 pm on April 22nd.

It’s our only Earth Day 5K: If exercise is more your speed, sign up for this 5K run bringing awareness to preserving our mother, Earth. The race will be held at Eisenhower Park field #2 and will start promptly at 9:30 am.

What will you do on Earth Day?

Earth Day events on Long Island are focused on raising public awareness about the environment and sustainable practices. These events aim to educate participants of all ages on the need to take action toward a sustainable environment. It’s imperative to protect our planet’s future by making small conscious decisions today that enormously impact preserving our environment. No matter how you spend your Earth Day this year, consider how to make slight differences to help shape the Earth into a greener place.

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