The City of El Paso is inviting residents to join the Environmental Services Department in celebrating Earth Day this year with virtual events this week.
“Traditionally, Earth Day has been celebrated with an in-person event including local and sustainable vendors, businesses, music, and family friendly activities,” organizers shared. “Due to COVID-19 it has been a challenge to plan a face-to-face event for the community, as has been done in the past 10 years.”
Organizers say that with the El Paso community’s health and safety in mind, the Environmental Services Department this year will continue to promote environmental awareness by celebrating Earth Day in an online space, allowing residents to learn about the environment from the comfort and safety of their homes.
During the week of April 19-23, 2021, El Paso residents will have the opportunity to celebrate Earth Day with a :
· Virtual WaterSmart Landscaping Workshop
· Gardening Tips with A&M Master Gardeners
· Environmental Summit hosted by the Green Hope Project
· DIY Recycling Projects
· Healthy Snacks Recipes…and more activities for the entire community.
Earth Day began as an environmental movement in 1970, and for the past 51 years has resulted in policy change and a greater awareness of the environment.
For more information about the week-long Earth Day Virtual Event, visit the ESD website.