April 21st, 2021153 views
Every April, people around the globe come together to do
their part to promote environmental sustainability. Earth Day, held this year
on April 22, is an opportunity to take actions, big or small, that can help
increase awareness about eco-friendliness and demonstrate a commitment to
living these principles throughout the rest of the year. While large-scale
community clean-ups, planting events and educational seminars are mostly
sidelined this year out of safety, there are still ways you can show your appreciation
for Mother Earth, all without barely leaving your 1500 Locust apartment.
The Run for Clean Air is one of the region’s largest Earth
Day celebrations. Now in its 40th year, the race raises funds for the Clean Air
Council, which stages educational programs, advocates for policies and
mobilizes supporters around environmental causes. For the second year in a row,
the charity race is being held virtually, giving you the opportunity to support
the organization all during your normal workouts near your 1500 Locust
Here’s how it works: Interested runners register online
ahead of the April 17 raceday and can get a T-shirt and other swag mailed to
you or you can pick it up safely at the organization’s Rittenhouse Square
office, just blocks from your 1500 Locust apartment. Pound the pavement to
start practicing and post your progress on social media, a great way to
encourage others to also support the cause. And then on raceday, track your run
time through your favorite workout app and submit it through the race website;
runners can track their standings that day through a live results broadcast.
While supporting this worthy cause is reason enough to participate, all
finishers will also get a Bluetooth speaker in place of a medal!
This Earth Day, take the time to give back to those working
to make our community a cleaner and greener place!
Clean Air Council
135 S. 19th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103