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April 22nd is Earth Day!

Posted on April 19, 2024

Happy Earth Day! Thank you for taking transit, carpooling, vanpooling, walking, biking, or using another type of sustainable travel today and every day! 


Check out these facts about Earth Day*: 


  1. The first Earth Day in 1970 mobilized millions of Americans from all walks of life to birth the modern environmental movement with over 20 million participants – accounting for 10% of the U.S. population at the time.  


  1. Since then, Earth Day has evolved into the largest civic event on Earth, activating over a billion people across 192 countries to safeguard our planet and fight for a brighter future. 


  1. Earth Day 1970 led to the passage of landmark environmental laws in the United States, including the Clean Air, Clean Water, Endangered Species Act, and the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 


*Source: Check out more facts about Earth Day at 



Want to celebrate Earth Day this year?! Come to the City of Bellevue’s first annual EarthFest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the Bellevue Botanical GardenVisit the City’s event page to learn more. In honor of Earth Day, take transit, walk, bike, or take Bellevue’s Bellhop service to/from the event—a great way to reduce emissions and meet new earth-conscious friends. 

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