Sunday is Earth Day

Posted at 12:23 AM, Apr 22, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-22 00:23:19-04

Get your recyclables ready. Sunday is Earth Day.

It’s a day meant to raise awareness about environmental issues.

According to a recent Harris Poll, fewer people now say they’re concerned about the future of the planet.

34% of those surveyed in 2012 were concerned, down 9% from the number concerned in 2009.

Those surveyed were also less likely reuse things instead of throwing them away or buying new items.

Earth Day Events,

Events in Chesterfield County Fool for the Arts & Chesterfield County`s Environmental Fair 2012, John Tyler Community College- Midlothian Campus Saturday, April 21, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hanover County “Down to Earth” in Hanover County Bass Prop Shop, Sunday, April 22, 12 noon – 5 pm

Henrico County Three Lakes Park, 400 Sausiluta Drive, Saturday April 21, 1:00- 4:00 pm

New Kent County Envirothon Earth Day New Kent Extension Office Saturday, April 28, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Powhatan County Earth Day Celebration in Powhatan County Powhatan Courthouse Village Green Sunday, April 22, 12:30- 3:30 pm

The City of Richmond Richmond Earth Day Festival Old Manchester @ Hull Street & E 1st Saturday, April 21, 12 noon – 7:00 pm