Celebrating Earth Day in Lincoln

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LINCOLN, Neb. Earth Day is April 22nd and you can celebrate the holiday by shopping local in the capitol city or pledging to make a difference.

One simple way you can go green is to recycle your old electronics. If your home has turned into an electronic wasteland this is a great way to make a difference and get rid of some clutter.

Nebraska Recycles has two upcoming events. They'll be at First-Plymouth Church on 20th and D St., taking unwanted electronics and donations on April 23rd from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Then, they'll be at Messiah Lutheran School on S. 84th on April 30th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. also taking unwanted electronics. You can find the link to Nebraska Recycles' website above and you can find more information on those events.

If you're looking for simple ways to be more environmentally friendly, Whole Foods Market in Lincoln gave us some of their helpful tips for going green.

-Turn out the lights when you leave a room and unplug appliances when they're not in use.
-Bring a recyclable bag when you grocery shop.
-If you haven't considered composting whole foods market says it's easier than you think. You can reduce trash that goes to a landfill by that.
-Be disposable conscious and reuse what you can and also, consider planting a tree because a single tree can absorb up to two thousands pounds of carbon dioxide over it's lifetime.

After you've made your own pledge about how to keep our earth sustainable you can also go to a fun event around the capitol city.
April 23rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Union plaza is Lincoln's Earth Day celebration and there will be educational activities and a Farmer's Market.

The Old Cheney Farmers' Market returns once again this Sunday to Lincoln. The market opens at 10 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m., rain or shine. You can hear what's new at the market this year by clicking on the video above. 10-11's Natalie Micale interviewed Megan Jackson, the Manager of the market.