PR Newswire Earth Day Roundup: News from NASA, Volkswagen and More

Earth Day is an annual event held on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Here are some of the most newsworthy releases published on PR Newswire for Journalists about Earth Day:


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NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Every #NASAEarthling

NASA’s space exploration continues to inspire us to be better stewards of our planet and Earth Day is a great time to celebrate what we’ve done and can do to keep Earth everyone’s favorite planet in the universe.

To celebrate Earth Day, NASA will host a free, public event at Union Station’s Main Hall, located at 40 Massachusetts Ave. NE in WashingtonFriday, April 22 (Earth Day) through Sunday, April 24, from noon to 5 p.m. EDT. The event will feature information about NASA science, live demonstrations, and other family-friendly activities.

In conjunction with the in-person event, NASA also will host Earth Day online, with live events on April 22 and site access through Monday, May 2. The virtual event will include live talks, conversations with scientists, a learning zone for students and other activities. Some content also will be available in Spanish.

Earth Day 2022 at Hudson Yards presented by Volkswagen

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Volkswagen of America Becomes Presenting Partner of Earth Day 2022 at Hudson Yards by Earth Day Initiative

Volkswagen of America Inc. is proud to announce an integrated sponsorship with Earth Day Initiative, making Volkswagen the presenting partner of Earth Day 2022 at Hudson Yards. The 3-day event will be held April 22-24 through a partnership with the Shops at Hudson Yards and will showcase sustainable solutions and expert activist voices to help shape a better path toward climate action.

Earth Day Initiative promotes environmental awareness and aims to offer solutions for how the public can tackle the climate crisis. Earth Day 2022 at Hudson Yards will include exhibits by environmental nonprofits and sustainable businesses in the transportation, energy, and fashion sectors.

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Kearney 2022 Earth Day Study Explores Climate Impact of Food Choices, and Measures Consumer Willingness to Make Climate-Directed Food Choices

Today (April 20), global management consulting firm Kearney released its 2022 Earth Day Survey. The report looks into the climate impact of consumer food-purchasing choices and measures consumer momentum toward “climavorism,” the making of mindful food purchasing and consumption choices based on their impact on climate and the larger environment. This year’s Earth Day Survey polled 1,000 U.S. consumers on their awareness of, and attitudes toward, the relationship between their eating preferences and the climate crisis, and found a measurable shift in consumer awareness of the environmental impact of their food-buying choices.

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Algorand to Take Over Times Square in New York City this Earth Day to Advocate for a Greener Future

Algorand, the blockchain transforming business models of all kinds, today (April 18) announced it will take over Times Square to showcase its commitment to sustainability and climate-first technology. The takeover will begin as Earth Day celebrations around the globe kick off — on Earth Day Eve in the U.S., Thursday, April 21, from 8 – 9 p.m. EDT— and demonstrates that the future can be built using modern, energy-efficient technology.

At the top of the hour, the billboards of Times Square will blaze with a bold call to action, encouraging audiences to unplug, celebrate the Earth, and commit to building a greener future. For the remainder of the hour, the billboards will turn to black — a move that at once conserves power and brings a rare moment of silence and calm to one of the busiest centers in the world.

The Nature Conservancy 2022 Earth Day Summit

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The Nature Conservancy’s Second Annual Earth Day Virtual Summit to Explore Climate Change and the Fight for Our Future

The Nature Conservancy in California hosted its second annual Earth Day Virtual Summit for audiences across California and the globe on Thursday, April 21. The Earth Day Virtual Summit brought together environmental luminaries, scientists, entertainers, policymakers, and business leaders in a forum on adapting to climate change, energy alternatives, and tackling plastic pollution.

And here are the other releases that made news this week on PR Newswire:

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The Disney Brand Ranks 1st, with Tesla 2nd and Apple 3rd in MBLM’s Brand Intimacy 2022 Rankings

Disney ranked #1 for the second time since 2019 in MBLM’s Brand Intimacy 2022 Study, the largest study of brands based on emotions, now in its 12th year. The enhanced study applies MBLM’s proven Brand Intimacy model with AI to analyze more brands and data, assessing how consumers bond with the brands they use and love.

Three technology brands are featured in the top 10, up from two in 2021. Also, three media & entertainment brands, Disney, YouTube, and Netflix are in the top 10. Notably, Netflix now ranks eighth, up from 14th place last year. Trader Joe’s represents the only retail brand, and Sega is the only game brand among the top 10. Sony, Mercedes-Benz, and Android were the remaining brands in the top 10.

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New Paychex Research Reveals the Impacts of Unpredictable Work Schedules, Especially Among Part-Time Workers, Younger Generations, and Hybrid Workers

New research from Paychex Inc., a leading provider of integrated human capital management software solutions for human resources, payroll, benefits, and insurance services, reveals the adverse impacts of unpredictable work schedules on full-time and part-time employees. Given the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic and related staffing challenges, three-in-ten respondents reported having slightly or extremely unpredictable work schedules.

According to the report, respondents indicated that the top five impacts of an irregular schedule are:

  • Difficulty scheduling personal commitments (44%)
  • Feeling burned out (39%)
  • Financial distress (30%)
  • Feeling disconnected from family and friends (30%)
  • Inability to take care of mental health (24%)
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A Blast from The Y2K Past: Frosted Grape Pop-Tarts Are Back by Popular Demand

Nineties babies, get amped! Frosted Grape Pop-Tarts are coming back, fresh from their Y2K-era heyday, and they’re bringing the best of the decade with them when they hit shelves this spring.

The nostalgia-inducing Flavor Drop returns with the same grape jelly flavored filling, white icing and purple crunch-lets that gave it such a beloved reputation way back when. Frosted Grape Pop-Tarts will begin rolling out this month in Walmart stores and will be available at retailers nationwide starting in May in an 8-count box for an SRP of $3.19.

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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists.  He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.

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