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by Stephanie Valenzuela on April 19, 2017
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On April 22nd the world will observe Earth Day. Now more than ever before the world is appreciating more and more the planet with growing concerning issues on the natural environment. For the city that is one of the top producers in hazardous chemicals contributing to the growing concern of global warming, it is taking a stand to show it can help as well. From increasing solar panels in the city, to continuous clean ups in the subways and to now celebrating Earth Day in a way bigger than ever before, it is clear that NYC is all in the fight against global warming.

This Earth Day, New York City has unveiled its plans to make the city more greener and Eco friendly than ever before. On Saturday, 30 blocks of Broadway will be car free from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.. This will be the biggest street closure for the city, coming off last years successful celebrations. The message it is trying to send is to make it calm, quieter, and cleaner for just those hours in order to promote a more Eco friendly environment, even in the loudest of cities. It may not be many hours, but those few hours can help even the slightest bit in making our planet be more green.

On that day, CitiBike rentals will be free of charge, urging people to get out and ride bikes rather than drive somewhere or cab it to your destination. The open roads will show what it is like to have those here in the Big Apple as many don’t even know what that feels like with all the hustle and bustle of the everyday life. Pedestrians and cyclists are welcome to take advantage of the open roads on Saturday.

The open roads won’t be the only thing going on. Union Square is having several different events for people of all ages, with exhibits, events, and live performances going on all day. The Earth day 5k Green Tour will be going on on Friday, and different organizations will be holding seminars throughout to promote sustainability on Saturday. Go Green and make a difference!

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Stephanie Valenzuela
I am a firm believer in patience, and believing that with patience all good things come with time. My motto has always been, if you want to be known, be known for something good, and informing the public is good to me, whether it be threw my writing or reporting, is a good way to be known. With a passion for everything New York City, I am driven to know what goes on in it every hour of the day. My dream has always been to live the 'city life', but besides dreaming about that life, you can catch me traveling the world, as I have been to over ten countries, or constantly reading the news and getting informed as to what goes on globally. I am a person who likes to know and be informed at all times. To me that is key and my mentality is always set to learn more on what goes on in our world in order to inform my public and be the best journalist that I can be.