Indiana's cities and towns are preparing to toast Earth Day's 40th anniversary this week with events ranging from festivals to environmental cleanups.
Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend Indianapolis' free Earth Day Festival on Saturday at White River State Park for five hours of music, food and green exhibits.
In Bloomington, volunteers will spend Thursday cleaning trash out of Griffy Lake as part of the city's slate of Earth Week events. Later, a panel discussion on sustainable food will include a representative of Indiana's oldest continuously operated certified organic farm.
In Terre Haute, Indiana State University will mark Thursday's Earth Day anniversary with music, a poetry slam and by collecting for recycling old cell phones, eyeglasses and empty printer ink cartridges.