There was a concert for Earth Day on the National Mall this weekend. It’s good to have events like this to remind us that we need to be responsible stewards of the environment.

Christine Rousselle of Townhall:

National Mall Trashed After Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day Concert

Oh, the delicious, delicious irony.

Yesterday was Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day, which was celebrated with a concert and other festivities on the National Mall. While the concert itself was powered by solar energy, the attendees could have learned a lesson or two about taking care of planet Earth.

For instance, check out these trash and recycling cans I spotted near the National Mall, close to the Washington Monument:

NBC News didn’t hear about the trash problem but they did write about the meaning of the day:

Earth Day at 45: How Environmentalism Has Evolved

is is definitely not your parents’ Earth Day.

On April 22, 1970, millions of people took to the streets for ’60s-style demonstrations and marches, calling attention to the perilous pollution of America’s land, air and water. Ten thousand flocked to the Washington Monument for a folk music concert featuring Pete Seeger and U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie.

Today, Earth Day isn’t just a national event; it’s a global phenomenon. And it’s not just one day; it’s a whole week.

“It is now the largest secular event in the world,” Kathleen Rogers, president of the Earth Day Network, told NBC News. “We have over 1 billion participants from 192 countries.”

The Tea Party has a reputation for leaving public spaces cleaner than they found them. Funny how the media usually fails to point that out in their coverage of such events.

Featured image is a screen cap from Instagram.