Earth Day Staunton goes digital for 2020

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To count down to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Earth Day Staunton is launching seven days of digital activities that individuals and families can complete at home and share via social media.

The original Earth Day Staunton festival scheduled for April 18 has been postponed until Fall 2020 considering the unexpected changes caused by COVID-19. More information on canceled and rescheduled events can be found here.

Families and individuals participating are encouraged to share by posting to Shenandoah Green’s Facebook page, the Earth Day Staunton Facebook Page and/or emailing your images and materials to shenandoahgreen@gmail.com. A complete description of digital Earth Day activities can be found here with brief descriptions below.

Participants can use the hashtag #EarthDayStaunton2020 to participate locally, as well as the hashtag #VAEarthDay2020 to be included in statewide Earth Day efforts.

“We cannot forget to take care of our planet, as well as ourselves, during this pandemic. Ultimately, our health depends on the health of the Earth,” says Earth Day Staunton Founder, Caroline Sheridan. “Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day while homebound is an opportunity to look at ways we can each help slow climate change and advocate for the Earth. Getting outside and enjoying the beauty of spring improves our state of mind and our immune system. We need nature.”

Earth Day Staunton is presented by Shenandoah Green, 501c3, a non-partisan, grass-roots organization working with local and scientific stakeholders to create an environmentally sustainable community through education and advocacy.

For a full list of Earth Day Staunton sponsors and supporters, please visit Earth Day Staunton Sponsors Here.


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