Climate change can seem like a remote problem for our leaders, but the fact is that it's already impacting real people, animals, and beloved places. These Faces of Climate Change are multiplying every day. Fortunately, other Faces of Climate Change are multiplying too: those stepping up to do something about it. Join the Earth Day Network to personalize the massive challenge climate change presents by taking a photo and telling your story. How has climate change impacted you? What are you doing to be part of the solution? Visit Earth Day Network.
More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
Celebrate Earth Day!!!
Here are some ideas to get you started....
Earth Day Art Contest To celebrate Earth Day, over 400 students & girls scouts participated in the 2013 Earth Hour - Earth Day art contest. Through art, youth create a friendly reminder to power-down, and learn about energy conservation and its important connection to caring for the environment! Many thanks to all the artists for the masterpieces shown here and throughout this website. Read more. .
Earth Day Celebration EVENT MOVED TO MONON CENTER ***Due to heavy rains this week and spotty showers possible today, the Earth Day Celebration is moving indoors to the Monon Community Center Multipurpose Room. The event will only run from 3-5:30pm and will still include live music, Arbor Day Ceremony, Tim Womick (Mr. Appleseedz), vendors, & crafts. *** Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation is hosting an Earth Day event at Founders Park on Fri. Apr 19 from 3 - 7 p.m. The event will include live music with Clang Interactive Duo, an Arbor Day Ceremony, an interactive presentation with Mr. Appleseedz for kids. The event will also include a scavenger hunt, games, vendors, crafts, Kona Ice & Der Pretzel Wagon. Carmel Green Initiative will have the Energy Bike thanks to the Indiana Office of Energy Development. The Energy Bike provides a memorable, fun way to learn about energy efficiency and the differences between LED, CFL, and incandescent light bulbs. Click here for event schedule and to register.
Recycle Event at St. Mark's St. Mark’s is once again partnering with RecycleForce for an e-waste recycling event in honor of Earth Day on Saturday, April 20 from 9 am to 1 pm. Read more. .
Green Sermon Epworth United Methodist Church will celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 21st. Pastor Bill Hoopes will give a sermon about caring for God's creation. Read more. .
Earth Day - Arbor Fest 2013 The City of Noblesville and Sustain Noblesville will present a two-day event. Day 1: Fri. Apr. 26, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Historic Noblesville Square. Get free tree seedlings and information on proper planting and prunning. Day 2: Sat. Apr. 27, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.at Forest Park Shelter 5. Get free tree seedlings, info on proper planting and pruning, local environmental exhibitors, vendors & organizations, and kids' activities. Read more. .
Earth Day Indiana This free outdoor festival features 130 environmental and conservation exhibits, music, food, and special activities for kids. Sat. Apr. 27, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at White River State Park. Read more. .
The first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. There is a reference to global warming a the end of this 1970 video.
A Billion Acts of Green: Think of all you can do at home, school, place of worship, or work to live and act sustainably. Then commit to making a difference. The goal is to register one billion actions in advance of the Earth Summit in Rio in June 2012. Show your commitment to the Earth, pledge an act of green. Invite your friends and family too.
Honoring the Earth through Art From April 14 through May 4, the Renaissance Art Gallery located at 1 South Rangeline Road will present "Life Reconstructed" to celebrate Mother Earth and the kindred spirits that create art with a nod to our environment. The amazing art pieces in this exhibit are made using recycled items from the past with a whimsical eye to the future. An opening reception will be held on April 14, 5-10 p.m.
"Earth Words" Art Exhibit Inspiring and thought provoking reflections about our environment is presented by expressive calligraphy artist, Erika Woods from April 3 to April 28 at ArtSplash Gallery, 111 West Main Street, Suite 120, Carmel, IN 46032. Experience this exceptionally touching art exhibit in honor of Mother Earth and meet the artist at the opening reception on April 14, 3-8 p.m.
Attend a Green Sermon Epworth United Methodist Church will celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 22nd. Pastor Bill Hoopes will give a sermon about caring for God's creation.
Upcycled Rain Barrels So you've heard of recycling, what's upcycling? It's taking something used and would normally discard and finding a new use for it. Whole Foods Market Carmel has 55 gallon Rain Ballels repurposed from the food shipping industry. They have THE best price in town at only $69.99 each!
Free Reusable Tote Bags Whole Foods Market is giving away a free reusable tote bag to the first 50 shoppers on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22. Their reusable tote bags are made from 80% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. Reusing plastic bottles instead of sending them to the landfil is great for the earth!
Whole Foods Marekt Earth Day Art Show The public is invited to submit art for our Earth Day Art Show. (All ages welcome.) Art can be mixed media, anything recycled, paintings, photos, sculptures relating to ANYTHING Earth (example subject ideas: paintings of fruit/veggies). Art will be displayed Earth Day, Sunday, April 22 through June in Whole Foods Market Carmel's Café. The public is invited to the Earth Day Art Show Opening on Earth Day Sunday, April 22, 2-5pm. Please drop off art on Tuesday, April 17, 8-10am, Thursday, April 19, 8-10am or contact
to coordinate a drop of date/time.
Free Document Shredding Saturday April 28, 2012, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carmel Clay Public Library front gated parking Lot. Read more.
eWaste and Large Item Recycling/Reuse Event Saturday April 28, 2012. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Carmel High School Stadium parking lot. Read more