We’re approaching the golden anniversary of Earth Day. On April 22, the world will celebrate 50 years since the first Earth Day in 1970 ushered in the modern environmental movement.

But the planet and our environment need our help more than just one day a year. Join the City of Rockville as we celebrate throughout the year with the Make Every Day Earth Day campaign.

Watch for the Earth Day 50 image that accompanies this article in “Rockville Reports,” online and on materials at community centers as we highlight special events, classes, volunteer opportunities and actions you can take to reduce pollution and protect our water, air, forests and wildlife.

From nature classes, festivals and giveaways to stream cleanups, invasive species pulls and other volunteer opportunities, Rockville has over 50 ways for you to celebrate, get involved and protect Rockville’s environment this year and beyond. Be sure to visit www.rockvillemd.gov/newsletters and select “Environment and Sustainability” to sign up for the city’s quarterly email newsletter on Earth Day happenings, environmental news and tips. We’ll even share ways you can save money while doing your part to help us make every day Earth Day.