Hosted by Earth Day Initiative — a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and solutions – the 47th annual Earth Day New York is a day-long festival featuring dozens of exhibitors, kids’ activities, live performances, and talks. More than 70 organizations are slated to participate, including Official Automotive Sponsor Toyota, which will feature a green vehicle exhibition, and The New York City Department of Sanitation, which will host a free clothing and electronics recycling collection.
Free and open to the public, the annual festival celebrates Earth Day and offers visitors easy, actionable ways to make more sustainable and environmentally conscious choices in their everyday lives.
As part of Earth Day Initiative’s Count to 50 campaign, leading up to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020, the non-profit will be encouraging individuals and businesses to switch apartments, houses and offices over to clean energy. To make the switch in minutes and receive $25 off their monthly statement, attendees are invited to bring their utility bill to the Count to 50 booth at E. 17th St. and Park Ave.
For a schedule of the day’s events and more Information, visit: http://www.earthdayinitiative.org/earth-day-new-york-2017
About Earth Day Initiative
Earth Day Initiative is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which aims to make Earth Day more than a one-day event or annual environmental wake-up call by engaging people in important sustainability work and initiatives throughout the year. The organization’s mission is to carry the enthusiasm and spirit of Earth Day into the 21st Century to meet today’s environmental challenges. It does so through year-round sustainability programs, annual large-scale Earth Day events, and partnerships with schools, community organizations, businesses, and governments. Its programs include high-profile environmental campaigns, corporate sustainability initiatives, a sustainable food guide, a school gardens program, and a green building publication.