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Earth Day 2018 in Washington, DC

Earth Day is the largest civic observance in the world and on April 21, 2018, volunteers from Washington DC joined the cause by planting over 62 trees and raising recycling awareness.  This year’s campaign to End Plastic Pollution encouraged people to change their everyday behavior by refusing single-use and disposable plastics, reducing the plastic footprint, reusing containers to prolong their life, and then recycling instead of throwing in the trash. 

The first Earth Day was held in 1970 and resulted in the beginning of the US Environmental Protection Agency and the passing of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts.  In support of the common goal to address our planet’s environmental challenges, BAPS Charities has committed to planting trees and raising funds for The Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Trees initiative.  The BAPS Charities Walk Green 2018 initiative will be held in over 50 cities across North America to support the planting of 100,000 trees

As we move towards the 50th anniversary of Earth Day (2020), join BAPS Charities’ year-round efforts in tree planting, recycling, water conservation, and renewable energy solutions with the motto of Think Globally, Act Locally.