Earth Day 2012
Committee Resources - Earth Day

EarthDay2012logoThe first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed.  There is a reference to global warming a the end of this 1970 video.

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2012EarthDayHonorableMentions
  • A Billion Acts of Green: Think of all you can do at home, school, place of worship, or work to live and act sustainably. Then commit to making a difference.  The goal is to register one billion actions in advance of the Earth Summit in Rio in June 2012.  Show your commitment to the Earth, pledge an act of green.  Invite your friends and family too.

  • Honoring the Earth through Art
    From April 14 through May 4, the Renaissance Art Gallery located at 1 South Rangeline Road will present "Life Reconstructed" to celebrate Mother Earth and the kindred spirits that create art with a nod to our environment.  The amazing art pieces in this exhibit are made using recycled items from the past with a whimsical eye to the future. An opening reception will be held on April 14, 5-10 p.m.

  • "Earth Words" Art Exhibit
    Inspiring and thought provoking reflections about our environment is presented by expressive calligraphy artist, Erika Woods from April 3 to April 28 at ArtSplash Gallery, 111 West Main Street, Suite 120, Carmel, IN  46032.  Experience this exceptionally touching art exhibit in honor of Mother Earth and meet the artist at the opening reception on April 14, 3-8 p.m.

  • Attend a Green Sermon
    Epworth United Methodist Church will celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 22nd. Pastor Bill Hoopes will give a sermon about caring for God's creation.

  • Upcycled Rain Barrels
    So you've heard of recycling, what's upcycling? It's taking something used and would normally discard and finding a new use for it. Whole Foods Market Carmel has 55 gallon Rain Ballels  repurposed from the food shipping industry. They have THE best price in town at only $69.99 each!
  • Free Reusable Tote Bags
    Whole Foods Market is giving away a free reusable tote bag to the first 50 shoppers on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22.  Their reusable tote bags are made from 80% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. Reusing plastic bottles instead of sending them to the landfil is great for the earth!

  • Whole Foods Marekt Earth Day Art Show
    The public is invited to submit art for our Earth Day Art Show. (All ages welcome.) Art can be mixed media, anything recycled, paintings, photos, sculptures relating to ANYTHING Earth (example subject ideas: paintings of fruit/veggies). Art will be displayed Earth Day, Sunday, April 22 through June in Whole Foods Market Carmel's Café. The public is invited to the Earth Day Art Show Opening on Earth Day Sunday, April 22, 2-5pm. Please drop off art on Tuesday, April 17, 8-10am, Thursday, April 19, 8-10am or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to coordinate a drop of date/time.
  • Free Document Shredding
    Saturday April 28, 2012, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carmel Clay Public Library front gated parking Lot. Read more.

  • eWaste and Large Item Recycling/Reuse Event
    Saturday April 28, 2012. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Carmel High School Stadium parking lot.  Read more