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Earth Day Events in New York City

Earth Day in New York City, April 22, 2013
Earth Day Events in New York City

2015 celebrated 25 years of Earth Day! On April 22, 1970, in response to widespread environmental degradation, Gaylord Nelson, a United States Senator from Wisconsin, called for an environmental teach-in, or Earth Day. Over 20 million people participated that year, and Earth Day is now observed each year on April 22 by more than 500 million people and national governments in 175 countries.

New York City Earth Day 2015 Events

Earth Day in Union Square
Date: April 19, 2015, 12-7pm
Events include: Representatives from environmental campaigns and non-profits; Sharing economy exhibition; Local business with green initiatives; Green travel exhibition; Kids’ activities and entertainment; Live music and entertainment.
Our Sharing Economy Exhibition will allow people to learn about the wide range of organizations and business built around the sharing and collaborative economy. The opportunities presented by the sharing economy and its potential contributions to the future of sustainability are exciting ones so the exhibition will help highlight some of those possibilities. In addition to exhibitor booths, the Sharing Economy Exhibition will include an Earth Day Book Swap. Swap some books and meet others interested in the sharing and collaborative economy!
Location: Union Square, NYC

NYC Green Festival
Date: April 24, 25, 26
Green Festival is inspiring and empowering consumers, communities and businesses to work green, play green and live green. At each event, you will find of the widest selection of green products and services, where people can shop and enjoy vegan, vegetarian, organic foods, and learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives through hands-on demos, educational activities and inspirational speakers.
Green Festival Expo®, the largest and longest-running green-living and sustainability event in the United States. Green Festival is a vibrant, dynamic marketplace where companies and organizations come to showcase their green products, services and programs, and where people go to learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives. Green Festival has something for everyone. Families can shop for eco-friendly children’s clothing and toys, as well as organic, GMO-free food and chemical-free household supplies for their home. Kids can play in the Family Fun Area with eco-inspired arts and crafts and activities. For food enthusiasts, Green Festival Expo offers healthy eating, vegan/vegetarian cooking demos, the latest on super-foods, juicing and eating for a healthier lifestyle, enjoy a full meal in the vegan/vegetarian food court with beer and wine  and several dozen exhibitors featuring organic, artisanal, non-GMO, gluten-free and vegan/vegetarian food and beverage samples. For Fashion-forward attendees, shop a wide range of eco-fashions for both kids and adults, fair-trade accessories, and natural and organic beauty and body care products, enjoy an eco-fashion show featuring exciting new designers, expert tips on ethical fashion and tips on greening your closet.
3-day, weekend, and single day passes are available.
More than 300 exhibitors and 20,000 attendees.

Location: Javits Convention Center

Electronic Waste Recycling at locations around NYC
Spring (cleaning) is here and the Lower East Side Ecology Center is helping you clear old and unwanted electronics out of your closets without trashing the environment! They will be in all five boroughs in April and May collecting unwanted electronics for free, responsible reuse and recycling. All participants will be eligible to enter a raffle for a Macbook Air courtesy of Tekserve.

They will accept working & non-working computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, cables, TV's, VCR's, DVD players, phones, audio/visual equipment, cell phones, and video gaming equipment. They do not accept any household appliances including microwaves and other kitchen appliances.

Spring 2015 E-waste Recycling Events
All events 10am-4pm | Rain or shine, unless otherwise noted.
Saturday April 11, Chelsea – Tekserve, 119 W 23rd Street between 6th and 7th Avenues

Sunday April 12, Upper West Side – Jewish Community Center, Amsterdam Avenue between W 76th and W 77th Streets

Saturday April 18, Fort Greene – Habana Outpost, Fulton Street and South Portland Avenue

Sunday April 19, Bay Ridge – Poly Prep Country Day School, 7th Avenue at Baseball Field, south of 92nd Street

Sunday April 19, Cobble Hill – PS 29, Baltic Street between Henry and Clinton Streets

Saturday April 25, Flatbush – Flatbush Food Coop, Cortelyou Road between Rugby and Marlborough Roads

Saturday April 25, University Heights – Hayden Lord Park, 1665 Andrews Avenue between 175th and 176th Streets

Sunday April 26, Park Slope – 5th Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets

Sunday April 26, Douglaston – Douglaston Train Station (westbound) Pedestrian Mall, 235th Street and 41st Avenue

Saturday May 2, Hell's Kitchen – Manhattan Plaza, W 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues

Saturday May 2, Carroll Gardens – Smith Street between President and Union Streets

Sunday May 3, Forest Hills – Forest Hills Jewish Center, 69th Road between Queens Boulevard and Austin Street

Sunday May 3, Morningside – Morningside Park, Morningside Avenue between W 113th and  W114th Streets

Friday May 8 from 11 am - 4 pm, DUMBO –  Pearl Street Triangle

Saturday May 9, DUMBO –  Pearl Street Triangle

Saturday May 16, Brooklyn Heights – First Unitarian Chapel, Pierrepont Street between Monroe Place and Clinton Street

Saturday May 16, Astoria – Broadway Library, 4020 Broadway between Steinway and 41st Streets

Sunday May 17, Jackson Heights – 37th Avenue between 77th and 78th Streets

Saturday, May 30, Lower East Side – Chrystie Street between Rivington and Stanton Streets

Saturday June 13, East Elmhurst – Jackson Heights Shopping Center Parking Lot, 77th Street between 30th and 31st Avenues

Sunday June 14, Upper West Side – Columbus Avenue at W 110th Street

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