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Image via Flickr: Earth Day Initiative

Celebrated annually on April 22nd, Earth Day is a “day of political action and civic participation” that takes place in support of environmental protection and sustainable energy. This is more important than ever with the increasing threat of global warming and climate change. Today, over a billion activists mobilize in over 190 countries to march, meet with their elected officials and clean up their neighborhoods, among other initiatives on April 22nd.

This year, Earth Day 2018 will focus on mobilizing the world to end plastic pollution, creating support to eliminate single-use plastics and establish global regulation for plastic disposal. From walking down car-free streets to a tree giveaway, there are countless Earth Day events taking place across New York City to celebrate our wonderful planet:

10. Spring Fest in Outdoor Tent at Camp Arlo

Spring Fest. Image via Arlo Hotels

Next weekend, Arlo Soho is hosting Spring Fest at Camp Arlo , a free “sustainable, organic festival and fundraiser” in celebration of Earth Day. During this unique, two-day event, attendees can listen to live music sets, support sustainable artisans, meditate and join art classes, where you can make a dream catcher or paint a succulent pot. There will also be a viewing of the documentary Plastic Oceans, which examines the impact of plastic pollution on ocean life. All proceeds from the event will go towards the organization.

It all takes place on April 21st and 22nd, from 12 to 7pm, at Arlo Soho’s (231 Hudson Street) converted backyard. As part of the experience, outdoor tents will be set up, where visitors can “hang out, meditate, eat, drink…” For more information and the full line up of scheduled events, click here.

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