E.P.A. National Sustainable Design ExpoThursday, April 18, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday, April 19, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on the National Mall between 13th &14th Streets. College students compete their green innovations for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency P3 Award. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will sponsor hands-on activities for all ages. The event also features the National Sustainable Design Expo where EPA, green businesses, non-profits and college students from across the country will showcase their efforts to protect the planet.
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National Mall. See a map of the National Mall. The best way to get around the city is to use public transportation. The closest Metro Stations are Smithsonian, Archives and L' Enfant Plaza. For suggestions of places to park, see a guide to parking near the National Mall.
The 2012 Earth Day event on the National Mall in Washington DC was a major day - long event to rally to "Mobilize The Earth and demand a sustainable future." The event, sponsored by Earth Day Network, featured music, entertainment, celebrity speakers and environmental activities. Headlining performers included legendary rock group Cheap Trick, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason, pop-rock bands Kicking Daisies and The Explorers Club. Speakers will include EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Atlanta Falcons fullback Ovie Mughelli, Indy Car driver Leilani Münter, members of Congress including Reps. John Dingell and Edward Markey.
A Billion Acts of Green®A Billion Acts of Green, a global referendum on the environment, demonstrates the breadth of support for strong, coordinated action to address the world’s most pressing environmental issues, such as climate change. A Billion Acts of Green is the world’s largest environmental service campaign and has inspired over 940 million environmental actions from individuals, businesses, governments and civic organizations.
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