Earth Day (April 22), and the week leading up to it is about celebrating the beauty of our planet, remembering how fragile it is and doing something about it.
Taking civic action is one way to bring about change.
Make some Earth-friendly signs, write chants and hit the streets in the Snohomish Rising Earth Day march at 1 p.m. April 22 in downtown Snohomish. Gather at Angel Arms on 230 Ave. B. March to 1101 First Street, along Centennial Trail and finish at the Boys & Girls Club.
The march is meant to raise awareness about global, national and local environmental issues. More at www.facebook.com/SnohomishRising.
There are better ways of getting rid of old electronics than just throwing them in the trash.
Everett Community College and 3-R Electronics are accepting cellphones, computers, keyboards and other old electronics from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 19 at parking lot F, near Glacier Hall, at 2000 Tower St., Everett. Find a list of items acceptable for recycling on EvCC’s website. The college also is hosting several Earth Week events from April 16 to April 19. More at EverettCC.edu/EarthWeek.
Trees give us oxygen, store carbon, stabilize soil and provide a habitat for wildlife. Wouldn’t it be nice to plant some?
The Snohomish County Parks and Recreation Department and Paine Field Airport are hosting two tree planting and trail cleanup events. The first one is from 10 a.m. to noon April 20 at the Narbeck Wetland Sanctuary, 6900 Seaway Blvd., Everett.
The following day, April 21, help plant trees and maintain trails from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kayak Point Park, 15610 Marine Drive, Stanwood.
— Evan Thompson, Herald writer