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EARTH DAY 2018, Apr 22, 2018, global (NASA events in DC, Houston)

Earth Day 2018 is on April 22, 2018, with events around the world.  The theme this year is “End Plastic Pollution.” For information on events near you, visit the Earth Day 2018 website.

NASA has its own Earth Day website.   It will participate in events in Washington, D.C. at Union Station from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm ET and in Houston at Discovery Green from 12:00-6:00 pm CT.

Earth Day in the Nation’s Capital
Thursday, April 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT, and Friday, April 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Union Station main hall at 40 Massachusetts Ave. NE in Washington
Hands-on activities, demonstrations and talks by NASA scientists at the Hyperwall stage. Opening ceremony with NASA officials, April 19 at 10:30 a.m.

Earth Day Houston
Sunday, April 22, noon to 6 p.m. CDT
Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. in Houston
A citywide event featuring displays, exhibits and talks on topics ranging from alternative energy to recycling methods. NASA’s Johnson Space Center staff will demonstrate virtual reality goggles showing the International Space Station, which hosts several exterior instruments that monitor Earth, and discuss the use of Earth observation images at Johnson and the center’s Sustainability Program to reduce environmental impacts and build energy-efficient facilities.


April 22, 2018
8:00 am - 11:00 pm