Upcoming Earth Day Events

April 17, 2019

The first Earth Day was held April 22, 1970 to protest industrial development and the devastating effects that accompanied it. While we have made great strides holding corporations accountable to protect our planet, we have more work to do, especially as our environmental regulations become more lax.

To celebrate Earth Day this year, there will be two events in Bridgeport you can attend to cleanup your community and plant the seeds for conservation and environmental protection.

On Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to noon, I invite you to join me in cleaning up McGovern Park, 960 Norman Street, as well as North Avenue, Maplewood Avenue, Park Avenue and Wood Avenue. We will plant trees and flowers, pick up litter, paint, as well as other beautification activities.

Clean Our Lands will also host a beach cleanup that will be fun for the entire family on Saturday, April 27 at Seaside Park, 1 Barnum Dyke, Bridgeport from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Make sure you park on the side where the lighthouse is!

Earth Day reminds us that we must take care of our planet, and that we must dispose of our waste responsibly to protect our natural resources for generations to come.

The trash we leave behind can disrupt ecosystems, endanger wildlife and contaminate the water we drink and the air we breathe.

We cannot take our surroundings for granted by polluting them and depending on future generations to clean it up.

To learn more about Earth Day, please visit the Environmental Protection Agency web site by clicking here.

You can also find out what your contribution to climate change is by using the EPA’s Carbon Footprint Calculator and learn how to reduce it by clicking here.

If you would like to do more in your neighborhood, visit the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, or Bridgeport’s BGreen Sustainability Initiative and Park City Pickin' It Up.