APRIL 22, 2019 marks the birth of the
modern environmental movement in 1970, channeling
the energy of the anti-Vietnam
war protest movement and putting environmental
concerns on the front page.
Rachel Carson's New York Times best seller
Silent Spring in1962,
that set the stage for change. Selling more than
500,000 copies in 24 countries, the popularity of
this book began to raise awareness and concern for
living organisms, the environment and links between
pollution and public health.
Read more from Earth Day Network.
the fate of the dinosaurs, the rapid extinction of species in our world
today is the result of human activity. If we don't act now,
extinction may be humanity's most enduring legacy. Our mission is to
diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Our
theme for Earth Day 2019 is to Protect Our Species...
Restoration Project continues to partner with community organizations
throughout the five boroughs to give away hundreds of free trees
to New Yorkers during the spring and fall seasons:
- Tree Giveaway: Car Free Earth Day
in Downtown Brooklyn. On Saturday,
April 27th,11 AM - 1 PM. Read
- Tree Giveaway: the Wyckoff House
Museum on Saturday, April 27th 11 AM -1 PM in
Giveaway: the Jackson Heights Beautification Group on Sunday, April
28th from 10 AM - 1 PM. Read
The New York Botanical Garden invites you to take
part of Earth Day on Saturday, April 20th and Monday,
April 22nd. celebrating the natural world and
preserving and protecting biodiversity.
The Riverbay Fund, and Co-op City
League host an Earth Day
followed by an Easter Egg
Hunt and family fun activities on
20th. The parade features elaborate up-cycled costumes and kicks-off a day of
games, Easter Egg hunting,
free food (while it
lasts) crafting work-
shops, composting, and fun
ways to participate in saving the planet. Rain
Date: April 27, 2019,
to Calendar of Events
Earth Day 2019 Cleanup. Earth Day
Network is coordinating volunteer
cleanups across the US for
Earth Day 2019. Help us keep the Bronx beautiful
by joining a cleanup at St. James Recreational Center Monday, April
22nd. Details here...
SCA Earth Day at Shoelace
of Bronx River. Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 9:00
AM. Volunteers will help
restore the Bronx River at the
Shoelace section with waterways
and land clean-up. All project
supplies and gloves will be provided.
Trees New York will be stewarding
Bronx Street Trees. Join us on Saturday, April 27th
as we remove
litter and weeds from the tree beds
Day with The Women of Woodlawn
In conjunction with Friends of Van Cortlandt on Saturday, May 4th and
Saturday, June 1st from 10:00 am to
1:00 pm. Our
hands-on service projects will improve the Northeast section
of Van Cortlandt Park and Woodlawn playground.
NYBG Dig! Plant! Grow! Wake Up, Garden: From April 2 – May 12, 2019, Celebrate
spring at the Edible Academy!
gardening by sowing seeds, digging, and
watering. Explore our soil and learn more
about compost with our wild, wiggly worms
and take home your own worm castings to
“get growing” at home. Read