Earth Day 2016: Trees for the Earth
Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.
Our planet is currently losing over 15 billion trees each year due to deforestation, land development, and bad forest management (that is roughly 48 football fields every minute). EDN (Earth Day Network) is announcing Trees for the Earth (#Trees4Earth), a plan to plant 7.8 billion trees by Earth Day’s 50th in 2020. That is one tree for every person on the planet!
Earth Day half day workshop & exhibit
Our artists will be painting, preparing for the art exhibit and learning about nature and the importance of Earth day.
All of the paintings created during the workshop will be exhibited in an art show on April 22nd at the Drucker center.
Workshop: April 16th / 9:00am-12:00pm
Location: Clubhouse 244 W. Willow, Chicago, IL 60614
Exhibit: April 22nd - 6pm
Location: 1535 N. Dayton, Chicago, IL 60642
Materials and snack will be provided.