Earth Day 2013

Earth Day

Planet Earth

Earth Day is a day to celebrate our planet, and to raise awareness for environmental issues. The first Earth Day was organized by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson on April 22, 1970.

The first Earth Day was responsible for the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Act. The Earth Day movement has accomplished a lot since its beginnings.

Later Earth Days led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, raised awareness for recycling, and informed the public about the dangers of global warming, nuclear waste, and pollution.

Earth Day 2013 at Brooklyn Public Library

New Kensington Library Building
New Kensington Library:

The new Kensington Library is the first green Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) building. It opened in November 2012.
Read more about the new Kensington library building.


BPL Earth Day Events 2013:

  • Celebrate Earth Day with arts and crafts at the Dyker Library, Thursday April 18th at 3:15PM-4:15PM.
  • Create a green art project. Monday, April 22nd at 4:00PM-5:00PM at Central Library, Youth Wing (ages 8-12).
  • Learn how to find green information online at the East Flatbush Library. Tuesday, April 23rd at 6:30PM-7:30PM.
  • Do Earth Day crafting on Thursday, April 25th at 4:00PM-5:00PM at Homecrest Library.

Other Earth Day Events 2013:

Celebrate Earth Day at home:

  • Learn how to make arts and crafts from recycled material, read some Earth-related poetry (April is National Poetry Month), and online activities. Check out Recycle & Rhyme.
  • Being green may sound like a challenge. We're here to help. Check out It is easy being green! for resources and tips.
  • Read a book about the environment!

What can you do to help the environment?