Earth Day is the time of the year where nearly one billion people come together and work to make the world a little cleaner. April 22 has been known as Earth Day since 1970, and is still a very popular holiday for the environmentally-concerned or those who are interested in learning more about protecting the environment. Year after year, cities put together annual events to teach their communities how to live as green as possible. If you’re looking to get involved this year, look no further. We have everything you need to know about Earth Day 2013!
Find An Event In Your City
Since Earth Day is a holiday recognized worldwide, you should have no problem finding Earth Day events in your city. If you are unable to find a nearby event, you can always start your own Earth Day traditions, whether you will host an event of your own, volunteer to pick up trash, start recycling, or donate a car.
Earth Day is very popular in the United States, and there are so many exciting, environmentally-friendly events to choose from.
San Francisco, The Greenest City In North America
Since San Francisco is considered “The Greenest City in North America”, we will start with San Francisco’s Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 20. The free event is held at Civic Center Plaza and features live entertainment, internationally recognized speakers, ideas for green do-it-yourself projects, eco-friendly fashion shows, information on environmentally-friendly transportation, education on holistic wellness, eco-friendly art, and more.
If you are not in the area, consider attending the Sacramento, Santa Barbara, or Ojai Earth Day celebrations.
Earth Day In Richmond
Celebrate Earth Day in Richmond, Virginia on Saturday, April 20 at 17th Street Farmers’ Market for loads of eco-friendly information. Guests can explore eco-friendly homes, kid-friendly projects, locally grown foods, traveling options, plus live music and entertainment.
The Richmond Earth Day Festival will be an exciting but educational experience for all ages, but you can also check out the Fairfax County Earth Day if you’d prefer.
Celebrate Earth Day In Nashville
Enjoy this free Earth Day festival at Centennial Park on Saturday, April 20. Guests will enjoy live entertainment while receiving advice on how to live up to Mayor Karl Dean’s goal of making Nashville the “greenest city in the Southeast.”
Learn how to protect the environment while having fun at the same time. Nashville’s Earth Day Festival is a great pick for families and people of all ages.
Cincinnati’s “One Earth…One Chance” Celebration
The theme for Cincinnati’s Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 20 is “One Earth…One Chance.” Be a part of this opportunity to learn more about how to make the world cleaner and greener, because we do only get one chance to live a green life.
Head on over to Sawyer Point in Downtown Cincinnati and enjoy food, family-friendly activities, live music, and most importantly, a fun and educational experience that you and your family will enjoy. You may also consider attending Earth Day Columbus.
Pittsburgh’s Weekend-Long Celebration In A Most Livable City
If there’s a reason why Pittsburgh is named “A Most Livable City”, it’s probably because they offer an entire weekend that celebrates Earth Day. From April 19 to April 21, there will be non-stop Earth Day fun. From the “Community Campfire” on Friday, April 19, to “Tree Planting Day” on the 20, the weekend will be jam-packed with outdoor adventures. The fun doesn’t stop there, however, and Sunday will be filled with walking with nature throughout the 151-acre nature reserve of Beechwood Boulevard.
Don’t miss out on this Earth-friendly weekend at Frick Environmental Center.
Celebrate Earth Day Dallas For Two Full Days
If you live in Dallas, the two-day celebration of mother Earth is the place to be. Held at Fair Park, the event goes from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21.
Last year’s “Earth Day Dallas” celebration attracted 58,205 people, and 65,000 guests are expected to arrive this year. The annual, outdoor festival teaches attendees about environmental awareness and is completely free and family-friendly. In 2011, the Earth Day Network announced “Earth Day Dallas” as the second largest Earth Day celebration in America! If you can’t make Earth Day Dallas, consider attending the Austin Earth Day Festival.
Experience Going Green At A Minimum-Waste Event In Lincoln
A person can quickly get down to a green and eco-friendly lifestyle when they learn about minimum waste. At the Lincoln, Nebraska Earth Day event, guests will learn about the importance of reducing waste. The event has a goal of limiting materials used and recycling as much as possible.
The event on Sunday, April 21 features three fun parts of the day: enjoy a morning “Fun Run”, an afternoon “Party in the Park”, and an evening “Earth Night”. Stick around for the full day or only go to the one you prefer. The Lincoln Earth Day celebration goes from sunrise to sundown! However, if Lincoln’s not your nearest town in Nebraska, check out Earth Day Omaha.
Enjoy Charleston’s “One Earth, One Future”
Charleston County’s Earth Day Festival offers an interactive, hands-on learning experience through science. Fun for all ages, the free event encourages guests to carpool or arrive by foot, bike, or bus. The best way to go green is to jump right in and take little steps toward helping to create a greener world.
Head on over to Riverfront Park on Saturday, April 20 and help make South Carolina a little greener, one day at a time.
Celebrate The Third Largest Earth Day Celebration In St. Louis
The St. Louis Earth Day celebration is the third largest Earth Celebration in the country and features a wide variety of earth-friendly events. Saturday, April 20 starts the celebration off with “Earth Day Eve” at The Muny grounds in Forest Park, with the “St. Louis Earth Day Festival” and “Recycling Extravaganza” to follow on Sunday, April 21.
Interestingly, this event will allow you to bring any of your hard-to-recycle items. Guests are encouraged to load up their cars with recyclables so non-profits and recycling companies can receive donated recyclables. You won’t want to miss out!
Take Part In Greening Your City
If your city is not listed here, don’t be disappointed! Most areas feature an exciting Earth Day event that you will love to attend. Check your city’s website and see if they have any events planned.
If you’re looking for another way to help out on Earth Day, consider donating a car, truck, SUV, RV, motorcycle or boat to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish. Not only are you recycling your unwanted vehicle, but you are helping to grant a wish for a local child.
If you have a vehicle to donate, please call us at 1-877-431-9474 or fill out our easy online vehicle donation form. Donate a car and grant a wish for a local child this Earth Day!