Earth Day means Action!
Each year, as part of Earth Day we try to share some type of environmental education messaging. Earth Day in the U.S. began in 1970 as 20 million Americans, from all walks of life, mobilized in an effort to change our environment. Today, Earth Day is celebrated by more than a billion people per year in 192 countries.
Earth Day Trash Bash, a local event in honor of Earth Day, is Iowa’s largest volunteer Earth Day effort. Our educational theme this year is environmental and climate literacy. We will share with volunteers what we can do as Iowans to improve the environment from creating a more sustainable community, growing food locally, building rain gardens, harvesting rain water, recycling, improving habitat, protecting watersheds, reducing our carbon footprint and more.