2016 NIH Earth Day Celebrations

 Green Planet
Each year, the NIH community comes together to celebrate Earth Day with several activities and to learn about how we can all do our part to contribute to green initiatives at the NIH.
Bethesda Campus is celebrating Earth Day on April 28, 2016, 10 am - 2 pm in Building 45, Natcher Conference Center; and showcasing an environmental film series in Masur Auditorium from 9 am to 12:30 pm.
The Earth Day celebrations include a variety of exhibits, activities, film screening, goods for purchase, and lots of take home information on preserving our environment.

Bethesda Campus


  • Climate Change
  • Electronic Recycling Program - Poster
  • Pledge Tree
  • Electric and Hybrid Vehicles - Hosted by NIH employees and NIH fleet management
    • Nissan Leaf - Available for Test Drive 
  • Bicycle Commuter Club
  • Bicycle Safety Demo (Smart Cycling)
  • Empty Chemical Bottle Recycling Program
  • Surplus Chemical Redistribution Program
  • Chemical Freestuff
  • FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology) Lego League Montgomery Co. Middle School Team
  • Composting with NICHD Green Team
  • R&W pull tabs/collection of used eyeglasses/cellphones
  • Division of Occupation Safety and Health 
  • Division of Radiation Safety
  • NIH Environmental Management Systems
  • HHS Kids Poster contest
  • Surgeon General Initiative - Step-It-Up
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources
    • Scales and Tales 
    • Environmental impacts on juvenile horseshoe crabs
  • Earth Share - Exhibits on environmental issues
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Sustainable Food and Drink Samples - Eurest
  • Baltimore Bonsai Club
  • Best Bees - Information on benefits of beekeeping
  • National Geographic Society


  • Bicycle safety demonstration
  • Seasons to Taste - Cooking Cooking demonstration of delicious, easy, farm, and garden fresh vegetables
  • Pine seedlings for planting


  • Farmers Market: Phil’s Dills, M&M Plants, Cupcakes Lounge, Hillcrest Bakery, Randalia Beehives, District Spice, Otis Farms (snacks for dogs), Composting, Maryland Solar Solutions, Friendly Body Products, Ceylon Tea
  • Food Trucks: Ben and Jerry’s, Chix ‘n Stix, LA Taco, Ledo’s Pizza, and Curly’s BBQ, IceGreen Snowballs

Film Screening:

Earth Day Activities at the Following Locations:
Bayview, Baltimore:
NIEHS, Research Triangle Park: 
NCI Shady Grove:
Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Montana: