On April 22, more than 1 billion people in 192 countries around the world celebrate Earth Day. Since its first celebration in 1970, Earth Day has focused on increasing awareness and sustainability of the environment through a variety of educational programs, exhibits and events.
Each year, the Earth Day Network — an organization that works with more than 22,000 partners, including environmental advocates, educators and organizations to promote the environmental movement — coordinates Earth Day events with cities and countries around the world.
This year, travel to NYC to celebrate the largest Earth Day event in the US. From April 22-24, Earth Day New York will host a number of events that will take place across the city in Union Square, Grand Central and Times Square.
From 11 am to 7 pm on April 22, the Green Travel Exhibition will take place in Union Square on Broadway and 4th Avenue in Manhattan. Exhibits will feature green travel destinations, products and associations that promote how travelers can “go green.” In addition to the travel exhibit, there will be environmental exhibits, a green vehicle runway show and an After-Work Concert. Re-fashioNYC and e-cycleNYC, 2 of Earth Day New York’s partners, will also be at the event to accept used clothing, textiles and electronics. Visit the Earth Day New York website for information on the environmental exhibits that will be set up in Grand Central and Times Square.
NYC is chock-full of eco-friendly hotels and restaurants for travelers planning an extended stay in the Big Apple. We recommend making reservations at one of the city’s eco-friendly hotels such as Ink48, The Benjamin and Element Hotel by Westin. And for eco-friendly eating, dine at one of the city’s farm-to-table, “green” restaurants such as ABC Kitchen, Back Forty and Mas Farmhouse.
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