Earth Day 2011
Earth Day, Every Day! Changing Behavior to Reduce DOE's Carbon Footprint
April 22, 2011 marks the 41st anniversary of the founding of Earth Day, the beginning of the modern environmental movement. The Department of Energy's (DOE) Earth Week celebration will be during the week of April 18 at the Forrestal Facility and the week of April 25 at the Germantown Facility. The 2011 DOE theme is "Earth Day, Every Day! Changing Behavior to Reduce DOE's Carbon Footprint."
The Earth Week celebration at the Forrestal Facility will feature DOE offices and sites showcasing the dedicated progress the DOE is making to support both clean energy and a healthy, sustainable environment. In addition, there will be environmental films and "green bag" lunch speakers in the Forrestal small auditorium from 11-2 pm on April 18 - 22. The outdoor Community Day celebration on April 21 from 11-2 pm will include a live band, interactive displays, and educational games. This event will also feature sustainable energy and environmental practices and products, in addition to providing guidance for recycling personal electronic products through UNICOR. There will also be a tree planting ceremony at DOE's Earth Day Park and a nature walk at the Smithsonian on April 21.
In the Forrestal main auditorium on April 21 from 2-3 pm, Deputy Secretary Poneman will lead a discussion on the DOE's progress in reducing its footprint, including greenhouse gas emissions. Panel members from NREL, BPA, and ORNL will describe the sustainability initiatives of their respective organizations.
The Earth Week celebration at the Germantown Facility is the week of April 25. The Community Day at this location will be on April 28 from 11-2 pm and will feature the same attractions displayed during Earth Week at Forrestal.
Please click on the attachments below for details on the 2011 Earth Week activities to be held at Forrestal and Germantown. If you have questions, please email Beverly.Whitehead@hq.doe.gov or call at (202) 586-6073.