Albany, N.Y. -- The 40th Annual Earth Day Celebration is a call to "action stations" as the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, corner of Broadway and Clinton Avenue, hosts a day designed to make the community and the world cleaner and more sustainable. The public is invited to the free event that takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, designated a Global Day of Service. About 100 Girl Scouts from the Capital Region will be on hand to accept old sneakers and cell phones for recycling. Other action stations include experts on a variety of topics including:
- Growing and consuming local food. Everyone will plant sees for harvest.
- Preserving and planting native species.
- Preserving the night sky.
- Viewing one of the best alternative energy sources (solar -- weather permitting).
- Viewing a star show in the Henry Hudson Planetarium. The show explains how turning down lights helps animals and makes urban astronomy possible in cities.
- Protecting our land, water and air with our individual actions.
###CONTACT: Kathy Quandt, Director of Operations Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau 518-434-1217 x 213, firstname.lastname@example.org