April 22, 2015

Earth Day’s 45th anniversary could be the most exciting year in environmental history. The year in which economic growth and sustainability join hands. It’s our turn to lead. So our world leaders can follow by example.  More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

What are you doing for Earth Day?

Here are some ways to celebrate ...

Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day
Saturday April 18, 11 a.m.
Washington Monument Grounds
Marking the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day comes during a pivotal time to protect the planet and ensure that world leaders address key issues facing the next generation. Timed to coincide with the spring meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day will bring together global policymakers, finance ministers, environment and development NGOs, industry executives and high-profile artists.  Read more.

Rain Barrel Giveaway
April 1-30, enter to win all month long at Whole Foods Market at Clay Terrace. 317-569-1517.

Party for the Pollinators
Saturday,  April 18, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Whole Foods Market tent at the Carmel Marathon, near the Palladium. Read more.

Make the Switch
Change your outdoor lights to CFLs for Earth Day. You'll save $100 a year in electricity and reduce carbon emissions by 1 ton of CO2 when you change 5 outdoor lights (the ones that stay on all night) from a 60W incandescent to a 13W CFL. This is one of easiest ways to make a ton of difference for Earth Day!

Children's Earth Day Art Exhibit
In celebration of our earth, come check out the top art entries are on display at the Carmel Clay Public Library, Monon Center, Muldoon’s in the Arts & Design District, and Whole Foods Market at Clay Terrace.  These art exhibits give our youth a voice, empowering them to inspire others to live sustainably.  We hope their messages about saving energy, recycling, growing our own food, planting trees and more will raise awareness and help build a more sustainable community. Read more.

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation Earth Pledge
CCPR will be launching #CCPREarthPledge on Earth Day, Apr. 22, which will be social media driven with individuals posting a quick video to articulate how he/she will be helping the earth.

Noblesville Earth Day ArborFest
Saturday, Apr. 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Read more.

Document Shredding, Electronics Recycling, and Used Book Drive
Saturday, Apr. 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Read more.

Earth Day Indiana Festival
Saturday, Apr. 25, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Read more.

Attend a Green Sermon
Celebrate Earth Day at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church on April 19th, and Epworth United Methodist Church on April 26th.   Read more.

JCC Earth Day Community Celebration
Sunday, Apr. 26 1 - 4 p.m. at the Aurther M. Glick Jewish Community Center.   Read more.

Carmel Arbor Day Celebration
On Saturday, May 2, the City of Carmel with the Carmel Urban Forestry Committee will host a booth at the Farmer's Market providing free tree seedlings for attendees. An Arbor Day Observance will take place at the Rotary Amphateatre at 9:30 a.m.  Citizens are invited to attend the Rotary Amphateatre.

Green Your Cleaning
Join us on Wed. May 13th at 6:30 pm at the Carmel library to learn about green cleaners. Read more.

Orchard in Bloom - cancelled this year

Earth Hour - Earth Day Art Contest
Select artwork from the Earth Day art exhibit.  Read more.