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From the National Archives:

It’s Earth Day!

"City farmers" tend their gardens in the Fenway administered by the Fenway Civic Association. Four hundred twenty-five gardens are tilled on these five acres in metropolitan Boston, 04/1973.
Ernst Halberstadt, photographer.  From the series: DOCUMERICA: The Environmental Protection Agency’s Program to Photographically Document Subjects of Environmental Concern, compiled 1972 - 1977

This year’s Earth Day theme is “Green Cities” and the gardeners of Boston’s Fenway Victory Gardens have been at it since 1942!  (We wonder if cityofbostonarchives has any other photos from these historic gardens…)
Find out what you can do in your city or community for Earth Day!

Image description:

From the National Archives:

It’s Earth Day!

"City farmers" tend their gardens in the Fenway administered by the Fenway Civic Association. Four hundred twenty-five gardens are tilled on these five acres in metropolitan Boston, 04/1973.

Ernst Halberstadt, photographer.  From the series: DOCUMERICA: The Environmental Protection Agency’s Program to Photographically Document Subjects of Environmental Concern, compiled 1972 - 1977

This year’s Earth Day theme is “Green Cities” and the gardeners of Boston’s Fenway Victory Gardens have been at it since 1942!  (We wonder if cityofbostonarchives has any other photos from these historic gardens…)

Find out what you can do in your city or community for Earth Day!

Will You Join Us and Commit to Protect the Climate?

By Jessica Orquina, Social Media Lead, Environmental Protection Agency

 April 22 is Earth Day, and here at EPA we celebrate all month. Carbon pollution is causing the temperature of our planet to rise, and this is affecting people around the globe. Together, though, we can make a difference.

Did you know that driving your car, using electricity to light and heat your home, and throwing away garbage all lead to greenhouse gas emissions? Here are some small things you can do on Earth Day, and through the month of April, to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change.

  • Check out our #ActOnClimate 30 Tips for Earth Month. Every day, we’ll be sharing a new tip on Facebook, Twitter, our blog, Google+, Flickr, Pinterest, and Instagram. Follow our accounts to see the tips, or you can see all the tips on our Earth Day website. Please share the tips with your family and friends!
  • Join our Thunderclap: On Earth Day, #ActOnClimate. Thunderclap is a system that lets people share the same message at the same time via their social media accounts. We’re using it to share a message on Earth Day about the small actions we all can take to act on climate change. Commit to protecting our climate by joining our Thunderclap and also by helping us get the word out about the Thunderclap.
  • Join our Earth Month Twitter chats. Throughout the month of April, we’ll be hosting Twitter chats about climate change with experts from across EPA. Chat topics and schedule.
  • Attend an Earth Day event. We’ve got a list of events across the country.

Happy Earth Day, and thank you for helping protect our climate!

How Are You Going to Celebrate Earth Day?

Earth Day is Monday! What are you going to do to protect the planet and celebrate? Here at EPA, we work to protect human health and the environment every day. On Earth Day to celebrate, we continue our work and take a moment to appreciate our planet.

Here are some things you can do online and in your community:

  • Get information, event listings, and learn about how you can help protect the planet on April 22nd and every day on our Earth Day website.
  • Want to volunteer or attend an event on Earth Day? Check out our events page to learn about opportunities across the country on our local events page.
  • Environmental action can mean taking simple steps in the different places where we all live. Start making a difference today by joining Pick 5 for the Environment!
  • Sign up for GoGreen! (our monthly email consumer newsletter) for news, activities, or events you can use to make a difference at home, in your community, and at your workplace - Earth Day and every day!
  • Join @EPAlive for our Earth Day Twitter Chat about climate change and what you can do.
  • Have a question about what we can all do to cut greenhouse gas emissions and protect the planet? Send it to us using the #AskEPA hashtag on Twitter.
  • Share your photos with our State of the Environment Photo Project.

And don’t forget to make every day Earth Day!

Get Out There on Earth Day!

Earth Day is April 22nd. Here at the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) we’d like to invite you to participate in a variety of fun projects.

Help us capture the moment of Earth Day 2012. As part of our ongoing photo project, State of the Environment, we’re launching Environment in a Day to collect photos around the world, taken within the twenty four hour period of Earth Day. To participate, take a photograph where you are on April 22nd, upload it to Flickr, and share it with our State of the Environment group. One photo from each state and U.S. territory will be featured on an interactive map of the moment.

Our Planet. Six words. Ready go! We’re working with SMITH Magazine and asking you to write a six- word essay on the environment. Learn more about this project and read some of our six-word essays at our blog and share your Six Words for the Planet at SMITH Magazine.

Like to explore? Then Greenquest is for you! Test your knowledge about the environment, solve a puzzle, learn about things you can do, list your name on the wall, and enter the prize drawing to be a guest blogger on EPA’s It’s Our Environment blog.

Look beneath the surface and join the conversation! We’ve created a place for you to talk about environmental issues and share environmental tips you use every day. Watch the video, then start a discussion or join an existing one.

Find more information on Earth Day and how you can become involved.

Happy Earth Day!
From NASA:
Image description: Off the coast of Argentina, two strong ocean currents recently stirred up a colorful brew of floating nutrients and microscopic plant life just in time for the Southern Hemisphere’s summer solstice.
See more views of Earth from space.

Happy Earth Day!

From NASA:

Image description: Off the coast of Argentina, two strong ocean currents recently stirred up a colorful brew of floating nutrients and microscopic plant life just in time for the Southern Hemisphere’s summer solstice.

See more views of Earth from space.