|Crossroads of the World 2010|
Earth Day at Times Square
Thursday, April 22
Exhibits from 8AM to 4PM
101.9 • Anvil Knitwear • Bicycle for a Day • Burt’s Bees • ConEdison • Environmental Defense Fund • General Motors • Greenopolis • Home Depot •
I Move Green • Kaia House • Keep America Beautiful • Metro • New York Post • New York Times • o.b. tampons • Origins • Pepsi • Riverkeeper •
Save the Chimps • Soda Stream • The Tea Set • Toshiba and TwitVid • Waste Management
Performance from 11AM to 2PM
On April 22nd, 2010 we have an historic opportunity to present a worldwide call to action and unified purpose. As one of the most internationally diverse cities, New York City is the perfect place to celebrate Earth Day by showcasing leaders and beloved musical artists from across the globe. Our goal is to make New York City the focus of national and international public attention for the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. With the support of the Bloomberg Administration, we plan to create an event of truly international proportions in the heart of New York City .
Press Release from The City of New York
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Earth Day New York today announced a special commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day to be held in Times Square on Thursday, April 22nd. The public event will run from 11am to 2pm and feature messages from local, national and international environmental activists, business leaders, government officials and musical guests who are committed to environmental action. The event will take place in the newly created pedestrian plazas in Times Square on Broadway between 45th and 46th streets. As part of the celebration, the public plaza between 42nd and 43rd streets will host information booths on a variety of environmental issues.
"Through PlaNYC, we are transforming New York into a greener, greater city," said Mayor Bloomberg. "The energy that sustains PlaNYC was first created forty years ago when over 100,000 New Yorkers participated in the first Earth Day celebration. We have made tremendous progress, but more remains to be done. By pursuing policies that create jobs and improve our air quality, we continue to prove that being more sustainable isn't just the right thing to do, it's the smart thing."
"Mayor Bloomberg has provided visionary leadership followed by meaningful long term planning and action that has already made a huge difference in the daily lives of New Yorkers," said Pam Lippe, President and Executive Director of Earth Day New York. "Thanks to PlaNYC, New Yorkers and future generations will have a cleaner, greener, more efficient place to live, work and play. We are proud to be working closely with this great Mayor and his Administration on our plans to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day in New York City."