The Earth Day 2012 celebration is on Sunday, April 22. Since its first development, as the brain child of United States Senator Gaylord Nelson, and the first Earth Day, held more than 42 years and 4 days ago on April 22, 1970, companies and people have come up with many interesting and unique ways to both celebrate and benefit the Earth on that day and the time surrounding it. This year has proven no different.
An article from Huffington Post details many companies and organizations that will be providing free and discounted items and activities on the days leading up to, and including, Earth Day.
The National Park Service has announced that it will waive the admission fees for all of its 397 national parks in the name of both Earth Day and National Park Week where the holiday falls.
Target, as well as Kellogg's, will be providing free re-usable shopping bags to customers that frequent the stores and buy their products that day.
Sears Holding Corporation, in keeping with the reputation as an environmentally conscious organization, an honor from the Environmental Protection Agency, has made special efforts throughout the month, including, among other things, offering discounts on Energy Star products and implementing a program in which they will give a $5 gift card to anyone who wishes to redeem their old heavy-duty battery.
CX.com, a leading provider of cloud storage and cloud solutions, is offering a contest for its customers that will be ongoing until the end of Earth Day, that will give the winner 10 gigabytes of storage.
According to Earth Day 2012's official website, there will be a concert held on the National Mall in Washington D.C. featuring such bands and musical artists as Cheap Trick, Dave Mason, Kicking Daisies, and the Explorer's Club. Further information on Earth Day 2012, including events in specific areas and volunteer opportunities, can also be found there and on the site of the Environmental Protection Agency.