Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the beginning of the modern environmental movement in 1970, so this will be the 49th Earth Day. In various places around the world the day is celebrated by holding festivals to promote environmental awareness, eco-friendly technologies, and the work that NGOs do to protect the natural environment and the creatures in it.
On the weekend closest to Earth Day (officially, April 22nd) a festival is held in Yoyogi Park that attracts hundreds of thousands of people who enjoy two days of concerts, lectures (or “talk shows”), booths showcasing the latest in environmentally-friendly tech, and food stalls offering vegetarian delicacies. A fun, and educational, time can be had by all.
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You might consider volunteering on the day of the event to help it run smoothly.
EVENT: Tokyo Earth Day/ アースデイ東京
WHEN: April 20 & 21 (Saturday & Sunday — from 10 AM)
WHERE: Yoyogi Park, Keyaki Namiki St. (in front of NHK Hall)
SCHEDULE: From 10 AM – 5 PM (until 8 PM on Saturday)