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Central VA Events Celebrate Earth Day, Earth Week

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It's Earth Day and it’s time to reflect on nature and how you can do your part to preserve it. There are a number of events going on in central Virginia to celebrate Earth Day this year.

Tuesday, people are encouraged to do at least one simple thing to celebrate Earth Day - whether it's picking up litter, using reusable bags, or just getting out and enjoying nature.

Tuesday, the University of Virginia is hosting an expo called, "The Challenge of Change." The expo begins at 11 a.m. in the Newcomb Hall ballroom with exhibits highlighting sustainable practices.

On Friday on the downtown mall from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Transition Charlottesville Albemarle is hosting a "Fire your Dryer" pop-up clothesline party, encouraging people to wash their clothes in a more eco-friendly way. There will be music, improv, and games.

Charlottesville's Better World Betty is hosting several Earth Day throughout the week.  It's sponsoring a “rags to bags” event at vintage clothing store "Rethreads," where people can turn old T-shirts into reusable bags on Thursday from 6:30 p.m to 8 p.m.

Better World Betty is also sponsoring an "e-cycling" event at the Charlottesville Whole Foods on Sunday. From 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. you can drop off anything with a cord that you want to recycle with a cord.  Note: microwaves will not be accepted.

An "Eco Fair" will be held Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Main Street Arena with hundreds of dollars of door prizes for people who have committed to "going green."

There are several other events going on through this weekend for Earth Day and Earth Week. For more information, click here.

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