Editorial: Take a Breath and Honor Our Planet  

With all the happy chaos that spring can bring, sometimes Earth Day can fly by in the blink of an eye. We encourage you to stop, take a breath and honor our planet by learning about sustainability, climate change and how to make our planet better for future generations. Read on for a few options. 

Hurricane Diane” will be presented in Georgetown University’s Devine Studio Theater. The title character of the show, which addresses climate change, is “a butch gardener from Vermont with a down-to-earth swagger that belies her true celestial identity — the Greek god Dionysus.” Performances are: April 12, 13 and 17 to 20 at 8 p.m.; and April 14 at 2 p.m.  

If you’ve got little ones at home, they’ll love the Earth Day Family Festival on April 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Kogod Courtyard of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery.  

Also on April 20, from 4 to 7 p.m., a Concert to End Fossil Fuels will take place on the National Mall at 14th Street NW. The event will include speakers, a rally and performances by several bands. 

You can honor Earth Day close to home simply by spending time at one of Georgetown’s beautiful green spaces, such as Volta Park, Montrose Park or Rose Park. And why not skip the car and literally “run” (or walk) errands? No matter what you choose to do this Earth Day, just remember: no act to help our planet is too small.  

Earth Day is Monday, April 22.  



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