Volunteer In Gardens, By The Potomac River Or See A Talk By FreshFarm Markets' Ann Yonkers At The Phillips Collection In Dupont Circle For Earth Day

Plant some roots on Earth Day with TT's get-involved guide

With local farms and farmers' markets gaining popularity across the country, buying the right food has become one of the most effective ways to reduce our carbon footprint. This Earth Day, you can volunteer to make a difference.

Throughout the metro area, there are opportunities to spend time outside celebrating the 40th anniversary of the eco holiday. Let our special Earth Day Guide (click here to download) be your source for finding ways to lend a hand.

Over the next week you can volunteer to clean parks, restore riverbeds and even assist a low-impact agricultural center.

There are also chances to participate in free Earth Day seminars. Take a class in composting and learn which plants are native to this area or more likely to attract butterflies. If your favorite tool is your fork, sit in on a discussion with the head of FreshFarm Markets.

Print it out and share it with your friends. They'll go green with envy.