Earth Day is an annual event held around the world. In the most of the United States, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 each year. However, other places around the world celebrate Earth Day sometime around the March Equinox. Senator Gaylord Nelson started the first organized Earth Day in 1970. Earth Day is used to celebrate the Earth and address rising issues involving population and climate change.
Houston doesn’t just celebrate Earth day on April 22, but also holds several events throughout the month of April to ensure that everyone can celebrate the Earth. One of the major events is held at Discovery Green, an urban 12-acre park in Houston, Texas. The city is holding a free one-day celebration on April 12, 2014, from 11am to 5pm at Discovery Green. There will be interactive festival events that discuss sustainable and healthy living. Many pro-green businesses will be showcasing their efforts to improve Houston’s sustainably. This is also a good time to buy some locally grown produce at the Local Fare Market. Last year, there were over 15,000 attendees. It is sure to be one of the major events for the month of April.
‘Party for the Plant’ is held on April 19, 2014 from 9am-3pm at the Houston Zoo. There are sure to be some very fun activities that will be fun for both children and adults. Events include an endangered species maze, a race to recycle, scavenger hunt, and dance party. Adults and children can learn how fun recycling an be. All activities are included with the price of admission to the zoo.
Earth Day in Houston is a wonderful time to visit the nation’s first and only weather museum. Admission will be free for Earth Day. Fun events will include face painting, relay race, seed painting, and much more. On April 22, 2014, make sure to bring the whole family out for the celebration. It will be the perfect way to learn how humans are affecting the Earth’s weather. The museum and activities will be happening at various times during the day. The Houston Weather Museum will be open from 10am to 4pm.
Earth Day is a great time to both learn and have fun with family and friends. Helping the earth is the perfect way to give back to the community. Join Houstonians as they celebrate Earth Day as a community.