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Friday, April 17, 2009

Earth Day on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Earth Day is on April 22. The Earth Day Network will commemorate Earth Day 2009 with a large-scale event on the National Mall in Washington, DC. On April 19th from noon to 6pm people gather in the nation’s capital to show their support for a clean environment. The event will bring together families, adults of all ages, civic leaders, entertainers and other community members to celebrate Earth Day and share a common commitment to make greener life choices and stem the tide of climate change.

The event will feature top talent The Flaming Lips, moe., Los Lobos and Dj. Spooky. Confirmed speakers and celebrities include: Chevy Chase, Matthew Modine, Representative Edward Markey, Reverend Yearwood of The Hip Hop Caucus and others. The event includes an Eco-Roadshow with exhibits from non-profits, companies striving to go green, government agencies and foreign embassies. Exhibitors will be located in the main event area, between 4th and 7th streets on the National Mall, and also on the corner of Maryland and Independence avenues, right by the Museum of the American Indian.

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