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Celebrating Earth Day from the Bahamas to Beijing

Celebrating Earth Day from the Bahamas to Beijing

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From speed dating with like-minded environmentalists to taking part in traditional community cleanups, here are 25 fun ways to commemorate Earth Day all week long.

Next Thursday, April 22, marks the 40th annual Earth Day. But around the globe celebrations have already begun.

From speed dating with like-minded environmentalists to taking part in traditional community cleanups, here are 25 fun ways to commemorate Earth Day all week long:

  1. Go Earth Day Speed Dating in Canada
  2. Save $100 on an electric bike in Los Angeles
  3. Attend the opening of a National Park in the Bahamas
  4. Shop for "green" fashion in New York City
  5. Applaud the Green Globe award winners in Tel Aviv
  6. Add to an Earth Day installation in Austin, Texas
  7. Stop by Reuse-A-Palooza in Sydney
  8. Make trash into cash in Cebu City in the Philippines
  9. Learn how to compost in Oregon
  10. Get "green" business advice in the United Kingdom
  11. Take in an Earth Day film festival outside Philadelphia
  12. Dive in to a Red Sea clean up
  13. Fundraise for Uganda at a concert in North Carolina
  14. Help pre-schoolers plant trees in Caracas, Venezuela
  15. Snag a reusable coffee mug at the University of Chicago
  16. Dress like a hippie in Tokyo
  17. Learn what water is telling us in Seattle
  18. Join the Climate Rally in Washington, D.C.
  19. Build an outdoor nature classroom on Long Island
  20. Take an energy walkabout in Marburg, Germany
  21. Watch animals play in Newport News, Virginia
  22. Examine art made with repurposed, reused and recycled materials in Michigan
  23. Wander a Green Main Street Festival in Waynesboro, Georgia
  24. Clean up a trail in Littleton, Colorado
  25. Switch from paper tissues to handkerchiefs like students in Beijing, China

Image: Earth’s western hemisphere / NASA

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood

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Contributing Writer Christina Hernandez Sherwood has written for the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and Columbia Journalism Review. She holds degrees from the University of Delaware and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. She is based in New Jersey. Follow her on Twitter. Disclosure