Earth Day Events Worldwide

Find out what is happening in your region of the world.


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Africa

Botswana

The Kalahari Conservation Society will be holding an Earth Day Event on April 19th at the Gaborone Botanical Gardens and will be encouraging Members to grow indigenous plants in their gardens.

 

Cameroon

There is a large a campaign being launched in Cameroon to stop the use of poison plastic materials in schools, campuses and communities.

 

Cape Verde

SOS Tartarugas will be holding the kick-off beach cleaning event in Santa Maria during the day on an importact nesting beach. These events will continue once a month throughout the year. In addition the organization will launch their campaign to reduce the amount of plastic bags used on the island on the evening of April 22nd. The launch event will include a short play and a discussion with the group about possible solutions.

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Strong Roots has planned to gather college and high school students together around their 2014 nursery trees in order to discuss the linkage between biodiversity conservation and development.

 

Egypt

Greens Research & Studies Center of the Greens Party will be jointly celebrating Earth Day in Alexandria Egypt on Wed 23rd April at the Bibliotheca.

 

Egypt

Earth Keepers will be celebrating Earth Day 2014 with the beautiful people of Aswan, together with Fekra Cultural Center that is based in Aswan will be honoring Earth celebrating the colors of Nubia. We will be working on the following: Copost workshops, planting activities, plastics collection for recycling, and awareness session of environmetnal concerns in Egypt

 

Gambia

The Nyofelleh Youth Association has organized a symposium for Earth Day 2014 surroundin the theme of Green Cities.

 

Ghana

A small NGO called Trashy Bags is launching a campaign called the Smart Ghana Initiative in conjunction with Earth Day 2014. This Initiative will educate community members about the dangers of plastic bags.

 

Kenya

SiriAfrika will be organizing a number of Earth Day 2014 events throughout Kenya including a city cleanup in which they hope to get local government officials involved. There will also be an educational forum to discuss green cities with community members and tree planting events at local primary schools.

 

Kenya

Jambo Africa Tourism Organization Network is planning an event where they will be educating local women and other community members on the advantages of using bamboo cook stoves. There will also be a demonstration and training session on how to properly use the stove so as to demystify and make it more accessible.

 

Kenya

The Garissa Youth Environment Movment has prepared a week long celebration. Events include a radio talk show, waste bins distributions, town cleaning and finally tree planting. These activities have been identified as being of particular relevance and importance to youth in in GYEM.

 

Kenya

“This year the 4-H Million Trees Project is working on two major Earth Day projects.  In association with tentree international (www.tentree.com), a Canadian apparel company that plants ten trees for each article of clothing sold, we are working with Urunji Child Care Trust in Malawi and Beacon of Hope Uganda to create tree nursery projects at schools, and have youth plant 50,000 trees this year to help slow global climate change.

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Kenya

“Abdikadir Aden the Peace and Environment Ambassador for Garissa County, Kenya has planned events for Earth Day 2014 including a radio talk on living green, tree planting, distribution of waste bins and will be creating a small documentary of the event. Local county officies such as the municipality office and the primary school will be branded green with different messages on Earth Day.

 

Malawi

Local independent environmental activist, Afshan Omar, is planning on creating awareness through local media outlets by writing and publishing in Malawis local newspaper.

 

Nigeria

The LAWMA, CMD and Diaspora Innovation Institute have partnered together for an Earth Day celebration where they will be hosting a tree planting and tree naming event at the Center for Management Development in Lagos, Nigeria on April 25th at 11am.

 

Rwanda

The Rwanda Environmental Conservation Organisation (RECOR) is planning a national conference on green cities. The goal is to get all stakeholders involved in urban development at the table. Specifically focusing on local policy makers to share the strategies and programs that are currently in place to make Rwandan cities greener. It will also be an opportunity for participants to express their views and be heard by government officials.

 

Seychelles

On the occasion of EARTH DAY 2014, The Wildlife Clubs of Seychelles, in collaboration with SNYC and other partners, is organizing a moment of reflections at the Peace Park in Victoria on Tuesday 22nd of April as of 3pm.

 

Somalia

The Coastal Development Organization has two separate events planned for Earth Day 2014. They will be holding an energy and cities workshop as well as facilitating a youth training program for young fishers to increase their skills and create livelihood opportunities.  

 

South Africa

Food and Trees for Africa is organizing a volunteer day which will be held at a school where we are developing a permaculture food garden in celebration of Earth Day.

 

South Africa

The DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage will be using class time to explain Earth Day to the children and have them do a create project and write a letter to their local municipality about rubbish collection.

 

Tanzania

The Green Foundation Tanzania plans to plant trees to the Mount Meru forest. The main objective of the project is to protect, conserve and manage forest reserves while benefiting from forest resources. We hope that planing trees will help people learn better, more sustainable ways of interacting with the forest and will result in the employment of best forest management practices.

 

Tunisia

Maya Organization is an NGO, hosted by the Higher Institute of Applied Biological Sciences of Tunis (ISSBAT), that promotes sustainable clean technologies and adaptation to climate change. They will be organizing the ‘Go Greener Maya Competition’, an activity in which students propose projects ideas to reduce/recycle/reuse wastes in ISSBAT. The best project idea winners will be announced on April 22nd and receive awards.

 

Uganda

TORWU stands for Training of Rural Women in Uganda and this organization helps build capacity for women who need skills in order to better their lives. This group is planning a wonderful educational seminar about charcoal burning with Rural Woman’s Groups. They will be focusing on dangers, alternatives and if absolutely best practices to decrease the incredibly harmful effects to the environment.

 

Uganda

Hearts with Hope is planning a town cleaning and tree planting campaign for Earth Day 2014. In addition there will be live bands around town and new trash recipticals for proper disposal of litter.

 

Uganda

KAFRED, and UNITE are planning a huge all day event for rural communities in Uganda. The day will include viewing of environmental films, raffles, competitions, football matches and exhibitions by UNITE schools, UNITE, KAFRED and other partners. The day is essentially designed to bring awareness to all the wonderful conservation projects being undertaken in Uganda, with an emphasis on the Kibale region

 

Uganda

The Liberty Conservation and Development organization has partnered with the Green Map system to map out the places of environmental significance to the Tororo community. For Earth Day 2014 LCD plans to create new green sites by organizing tree planting events around the city. There will be a specific focus on shade trees near Tororo stadium where people suffer from too much sun exposure while watching games or attending other functions. In addition they are beginning a campaign to provide agro forestry tree seedlings to farmers who stay around the city to help maintain soil fertility. The plan is to plant about 5000 trees during Earth Day.

 

Uganda

Clemency Uganda is a not-for-profit located in Jinja and help marginal groups recognize the needs of their community. This wonderful organization is planning a tree planting activity with a group of orphans.

 

Zambia

The Zambia Institute of Environmental Management (ZIEM) is planning a conference in the capital on plastic waste. Improper disposal of plastics and other litter is a serious problem in many Zambia cities. ZIEM hopes this conference will both bring the issue to a larger audience and get people excited about ways to green their own cities.

Asia

China

“The Elion Foundation is planning to hold a large-scale tree planting event in 4 Chinese provinces (Hebei, Gansu and Xinjiang and Inner
Mongolia) on April 22th this year. Famers and hersmen in these area are suffering from the chanllenge by the rapid expansion of
urbanization.”

 

China

“Beijing Hikers are going to clean up the Huanghuacheng Great Wall for Earth Day.

 

Kyrgzstan

The Kompanion Financial Group, a microfinance organization, will hold the event Green Shoots of the Future. The idea of this campaign is to plant fruit seedlings in orphanages and kindergartens with regard that children will learn to take care about trees, and in few years these children care institutions will have their own small gardens that will contribute to children’s food security.

 

Laos

Preserve the Earth: Celebration of Earth Day April 28 hosted by the US Embassy in Laos. The program will take place the American Center and will focus on enviromental issues

 

Malaysia

BRAINetwork raises awareness to the environment by the program The First Mile Project. They are celebrating Earth day by visiting Orang Asal communities within the oldest rainforest in the world and developing a symbiotic relationship between the human and the biological ecosystems of the Belum-Temengor Rainforest Complex.

 

Mongolia

Earth Week 2014 Film Festival starting on April 22 hosted by the US Embassy in Monoglia. They will show Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmentally-themed movies that will address environmental issues

 

Philippines

The Tropang Guardians International, socio civic organization will be joining force to the “Costal Cleaning” Along the beaches of the two Barangay of the city of Talisay, Province of Cebu , Visayas, philippines.

 

Philippines

At the Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Earth Day Network Philippines stages its first-ever fun run, Pro-Earth Run 2014. An advocacy campaign to encourage people to Protect, Respect, and Oversee the sensible and sustainable care for Mother Earth. The event will be hosted by UPS and Malungai Life Oil – a company that sells an organic and all-natural highly concentrated extract obtained from Malunggay leaves and seeds.

 

Philippines

The Haribon Foundation are planning to conduct a mini-learning session , one in the morning and one in the afternoon. An interactive discussion on Philippine forests and biodiversity, plus a film showing, will be showcased the whole day. Also, another activity, Haribon’s Outdoor Playschool, will encourage kids to love nature and the outdoors.Through the outdoor playschool, kids will discover amazing and important facts about our environment through touch, sight and sound.

 

Singapore

The National Environment Agency in Singapore plans to hold a Youth for the Environment Day (YED) on Earth Day. Key YED 2014 Initiatives include the need for Singapore’s clean and green environment and promoting environmental education.

 

South Korea

“The W-foundation are planning to replay the video of ‘if you love, take action’ for Earth Day of 2014.They are planning to reshow it through Korea Television(SBS, National Geographic Channel, Environment TV) and SNS. They are also planning for other off-line
campaing as well.”

 

Taiwan

Taipei Arts Market April 19 will compromise of around 60 booths that will provide experiential activities to promote green building, renewable energy, and green ideas about public transportation

 

Thailand

Green Fins in Thailand will organise a small event in Phuket town to raise awareness about Green Cities as the Earth Day theme for this year. They plan to check canal health, make green cleaner, grow organic rooftop farm and watch green movies. At the same time, they will held the evironmental exhibition all day.

 

Vietnam

In Ho Chi Minh City Green Talk will host an Earth Day event with inidividuals from all over Vietnam. Students from over 50 local schools will attend the event and take part in a green flashmob to raise awareness for environmental issues.

Europe

Albania

In the framework of Earth Day, on the April 22nd the Aarhus Information Center in Vlore, Albania will be gathering a lot of students, youths and citizens in the main square of Vlore to sign a green petition for increasing the green spaces in town.

 

Albania

EDEN Center will celebrate Earth Day in the city Durres with several activities for the public including playing Eco-Monopoly on the Green Cities theme, making pots out of recycled materials to plant flowers in and other environmental happenings hosted by non-governmental organizations taking part in the festivities.

 

Andorra

MoraBanc, an Andorran banking group, works to transmit the philosophy of sustainability to the public, with actions to spread knowledge and awareness in all fields, beginning with their organization itself. Their everyday activities are aligned to the constant efforts of waste reduction, energy saving and awareness for the environment.

 

Austria

In Vienna people will get together with the organizer GreenSkate who are hosting longboard rides on Earth Day to celebrate and encourage the low impact of longboarding on our environment as an eco-efficient form of travel and recreation.

 

Belarus

Center of Environmental Solution will on April 22nd launch a city competition for the Best Bicycle-friendly organization. This will be a several-month campaign focused on promotion of daily cycling in Minsk and Grodno among employers of different organizations in Belarus.

 

Belarus

At Minsk Zoo in the capital of Belarus schoolchildren and volunteers will help clean up trash and garbage from the territory of the zoo during April. Information about Earth Day and animal conservation in relation to the Green Cities theme will be provided as well.

 

Belarus

For Earth Day 2014, Green Cross Belarus will be hosting an International Children & Youth Art Contest traveling over Belarus and neighboring countries. This in order to encourage the young generation to discover the beauty of their homelands and nature.

 

Belgium

WeForest joins Earth Day 2014 with its project “Greening the Desert”, replanting the native forest in Burkina Faso. Over 338,000 trees have been planted so far and the project aims to protect this highly vulnerable region of the Burkina Faso Sahel from further degradation and impacts of climate change.

 

Belgium

Friends of The Earth Belgium are among other activities signing a petition against the construction of a commercial city mall in Namur and the consequences destroying a park with old big trees in the center of the town. They try to find 12 000 signatures to protect this natural space.

 

Bosnia & Herzegovina

For Earth Day 2014, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina will support the mapping of public green spaces in municipalities of the Sarajevo City and hold a workshop of the greening of cities from architectural, planning and environmental perspectives.

 

Bulgaria

In Bulgaria, organizers are planning a clean-up event as part of the global campaign Let’s Do it World. The effort is one of the fastest-growing civic movements in the history. As part of the global effort, organizers will plan massive cleanup actions in over 100 countries around the world to pick-up garbage from roadsides, forests, beaches, rivers, and other areas.

 

Croatia

Earth Day 2014 celebration is a part of the project “The Case for Zero Waste” – creating preconditions for zero waste society in cross-border region, financed through IPA program of cross-border cooperation Croatia-Serbia. Croatian partners are Unikom ltd., Association for Nature and Environment Protection Green Osijek, Regional Development Agency of Slavonia and Baranja.

 

Cyprus

In Osijek, Croatia there will be workshops for preschool and school children and competitions for students in the main city square on the theme Green Cities hosted by the Association for Nature and Environment Protection Green Osijek and Unikom.

 

Estonia

In Estonia, organizers are planning a clean-up event as part of the global campaign Let’s Do it World. The effort is one of the fastest-growing civic movements in the history. As part of the global effort, organizers will plan massive cleanup actions in over 100 countries around the world to pick-up garbage from roadsides, forests, beaches, rivers, and other areas.

 

Finland

At Källhagens School in Lohja students will have a small exhibition with cars that are on a more ecologically sustainable level: one electric car, one cng-car and one smaller vehicle/car. The pupils make and answer to questions and are able to repeat and refresh their knowledge about energy saving.

 

Germany

In Hamburg people will get together with the organizer GreenSkate who are hosting longboard rides on Earth Day to celebrate and encourage the low impact of longboarding on our environment as an eco-efficient form of travel and recreation.

 

Germany

Baltic Environmental Forum Germany invites to the final event of the project mobile2020 on April 29. The project aims to develop and promote urban cycling in 11 countries in Central and Eastern Europe. It is one of the most notable cycling projects implemented in the region the latest years.

 

Germany

In Kassel, Germany there will be an Environment and Culture Festival on April 27. Organizations, institutions and associations inform visitors about environmental issues and celebrate Earth Day with music, food and activities.

 

Greece

For Earth Day 2014, Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association (HELMEPA) will be briefing thousands of school children, teachers, volunteers and other people all around Greece regarding Earth Day with focus on Green Cities and sustainability to enhance public awareness about the environment.

 

Hungary

The Regional Environmental Center in Szentendre, Hungary organizes its traditional open day in the framework of Earth Day on April 26. The program offers a possibility for families and individuals to learn about environmentally friendly urban solutions and provides an interesting program for children as well.

 

Ireland

ECO-UNESCO has a camp for kids from April 22-25 at the Greenhouse in Dublin. Camp goers will explore the local urban ecology, take weather measurements, investigate city wildlife and discover Dublin’s green spaces. It will include the ECO-Explorers designing Green Cities of the future using drawings and 3D art pieces.

 

Italy

The Bianconi Ospitalita Hotel in Norcia, Italy will have a special offer giving 10% of the income for reservations made on April 22 to a local sustainability project working in the close by national park.

 

Italy

In Milan people will get together with the organizer GreenSkate who are hosting longboard rides on Earth Day to celebrate and encourage the low impact of longboarding on our environment as an eco-efficient form of travel and recreation.

 

Italy

Earth Day Italia is this year as well having several major events including a 0km Marathon with a day full of nature and sports, the photo exhibition “Let’s Change Climate” and a concert by the Sanremo Festival winning artist Arisa called Concert for the Earth, raising awareness for the environment.

 

Italy

The city of Aquileia had an event about the Roman city of Aquileia founded in 181 BC, where the precious archaeological site, scientific and cultural activities and the modern city coexist allowing. The initiative aims to promote an environmental culture to develop sensitivity to environmentally sustainable management.

 

Kosovo

“The Youth Center Klina is planning a small marathon for young people that promotes physical activity and the importance of the environment,
and will be planting a small garden for younger children. The garden we will be made with recycled materials and will be located at the local youth center.

 

Kosovo

For Earth Day 2014, European Volunteer Noemi will host a small marathon for young people, promoting physical activity and raising awareness for the environment at a youth center in Klina, Kosovo. They will also make a garden for the children working with recycled materials.

 

Latvia

Homo Ecos are planning an Urban Gardening Workshop on Tuesday evening of 22 April in Riga. They will inform people about homemade eco-friendly compost, upcycling old bottles and other materials into planters and how to take care of seedlings and plants. Following, they will help people start a vertical garden.

 

Lithuania

For Earth Day 2014, Baltic Environmental Forum Lithuania is hosting activities in a Lithuanian national park to focus on nature conservation presenting a book on exploring nature. A new project on the Green Cities theme is also starting on promoting bikes as an environmental friendly form of transportation.

 

Lithuania

For Earth Day 2014, The Ministry of Environment in the Republic of Lithuania has a campaign planting trees in urban areas involving schools, universities, businesses and non-governmental organizations. People are encouraged to join the tree planting in a local urban area within their municipality.

 

Luxembourg

In Luxembourg, organizers are planning a clean-up event as part of the global campaign Let’s Do it World. The effort is one of the fastest-growing civic movements in the history. As part of the global effort, organizers will plan massive cleanup actions in over 100 countries around the world to pick-up garbage from roadsides, forests, beaches, rivers, and other areas.

 

Macedonia

SUNA Macedonia hosts the Earth Day event LET`S GROW TOGETHER – Create Green Cities that will happen in the Skopje garden center “Foja”. Children will plant oak seeds and experts from the garden center will teach them about the meaning of the trees for humans and for nature.

 

Malta

In Malta, organizers are planning a clean-up event as part of the global campaign Let’s Do it World. The effort is one of the fastest-growing civic movements in the history. As part of the global effort, organizers will plan massive cleanup actions in over 100 countries around the world to pick-up garbage from roadsides, forests, beaches, rivers, and other areas.

 

Malta

The Eco-School program by FEE in Malta organizes the EkoSkola Young People’s Environmental Summit that which is attended by 175 students from 35 different schools. Then have time to share and discuss their concerns about the different environmental issues that will be compiled to a declaration shared with Malta officials.

 

Moldova

Gutta-Club will host Earth Day events with clean-up activities in 30 villages including the capital Chisinau. They will also plant trees, flower beds and build nesting boxes for birds together with people in the communities to raise public awareness about the environment.

 

Monaco

The Principality of Monaco supports Earth Day and is actively committed to the environment. The country is working to become irreproachable in sustainable development and, in particular, in the fight against climate change. Public transportations, restaurants and sporting events and more are encouraged to be as eco-friendly as possible.

 

Montenegro

Krug are hosting the first regional Green Culture Conference which will take place 15-17 May in Tivat, Montenegro. This event will be a platform for presenting the environmental achievements, raising awareness for the environment as well as discussing companies’ impact on the environment and looking into ways of reducing it.

 

Montenegro

For Earth Day 2014, Forum MNE will together with the municipality of Pljevlja organize a reforesting action in the town park on April 17. Earlier same reforesting actions have been made with 250 seedlings planted in three cities in Montenegro after gathering funding from businesses and individuals willing to contribute.

 

Montenegro

In Montenegro, ECOM together with Foundation for Environmental Education will have an event for “Best Young Eco-Reporter in Montenegro”. During the prize ceremony they will give special awards for submissions on the Green Cities theme.

 

Norway

For Earth Day 2014, the Norweigan Green Party will have a bike stand in the central of the capital Oslo with coffee and pastries, and a campaign on the theme “Car free Streets”. This is to promote the use of bicycles as a more environmental-friendly way of transportation.

 

Poland

The Foundation for Environmental Education Centre in Poland is organizing an Outdoor Party in the capital Warsaw on April 27. Research institutes, museums, universities, non-governmental organizations, schools and the public are invited to celebrate Earth Day with exhibitions, competitions, food and music.

 

Poland

At Warsaw Zoo in Poland everyone who comes with a small tree to plant on Earth Day will not be obliged to buy a ticket for entrance. At noon they will meet by the main entrance and go together to plant all the small trees to make the zoo greener.

 

Portugal

For Earth Day 2014, Caretakers of the Environment ASPEA in Portugal will hold a session to primary school students in the capital Lisbon on rivers and oceans in the framework of Earth Day.

 

Romania

Carpathian-Danubian Centre for Geoecology will publish a collection of thoughts about good practices in environmental education received from teachers, plant trees with Eco-Schools in Romania as well as featuring the campaign “Conservation of Our Resources”.

 

Romania

Mihai Eminescu School in Roman, Romania will organize a flash mob with school students with focus on the conservation of natural resources. Their slogan is “The Earth is our Only Home!” and students will wear shirts with messages, banners, balls, balloons, and other signs to highlight Earth Day.

 

Slovakia

For Earth Day 2014 the Slovakia Environmental Agency will host a green scavenger hunt and quiz walk for students to learn about environmental concerns and conservation.

 

Slovenia

Kindergarten Metlika in Slovenia will during the days of April 22-25 organize a cross run competition Environmental solidarity, plant a garden with different vegetables and flowers and organize the event Celebration of Spring as well as perform a doll show with eco content which will be filmed.

 

Sweden

In Sweden, organizers are planning a clean-up event as part of the global campaign Let’s Do it World. The effort is one of the fastest-growing civic movements in the history. As part of the global effort, organizers will plan massive cleanup actions in over 100 countries around the world to pick-up garbage from roadsides, forests, beaches, rivers, and other areas.

 

Sweden

For Earth Day 2014, The International English School Uppsala in Sweden is having weekly lessons based on Earth Day and the Green Cities theme. They will also have activities where the students do clean ups in and outside the school.

 

Switzerland

The Swiss Greens will at a press conference show how densification of accommodations can contribute to attractive and livable settlements. Better spatial and city planning are necessary to preserve agricultural land and to avoid urban sprawl. They believe closing the Swiss borders to further immigration is the wrong approach.

 

Switzerland

ProSpecieRara are joining Earth Day 2014 with their project “City-Tomatoes”. It is motivating people to plant tomatoes in the cities, showing it is easy to have green fingers in urban areas as well.

 

The Netherlands

Omslag is encouraging people to celebrate Earth Day in the Netherlands and hosting a meeting in their garden on April 27 for people in the city Eindhoven. There will be music, Permaculture-games, and prepared meals with wild plants from the garden and more.

 

Ukraine

In Ukraine, organizers are planning a clean-up event as part of the global campaign Let’s Do it World. The effort is one of the fastest-growing civic movements in the history. As part of the global effort, organizers will plan massive cleanup actions in over 100 countries around the world to pick-up garbage from roadsides, forests, beaches, rivers, and other areas.

 

United Kingdom

In Burnham Deepdale, the United Kingdom there will be an Outdoor & Wildlife Festival with walking, cycling, birding, wildlife watching, kiting, watersports, climbing wall, archery, dog agility, dog show, orienteering and guided walks. This is organized to raise awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment.

 

United Kingdom

Students’ Green Unit at University of Exeter joins Earth Day 2014 with their project EnergyWise, which has the overarching aim of educating students with regards to their energy consumption. The project will run several workshops students can attend in order to get tips on saving energy on campus or private.

 

United Kingdom

Woodland Trust connects their project Protect Ancient Woodland with Earth Day 2014. It is aimed at the Prime Minister to change the government policy regarding ensuring protection of the ancient woodland in the United Kingdom. Join the campaign and make your voice heard.

 

United Kingdom

For Earth Day 2014, The DoNation ecourages people to take small actions in their own lives which have social, environmental and health benefits. The DoNation is a site where people make, measure and share pledges to do something instead of donating money.

 

United Kingdom

ENACTUS Royal Holloway University in the United Kingdom joins Earth Day with their project ENTYRE. People with mental disabilities make ottoman chairs and sell out of old tires. This is a great project tackling an environmental need whilst helping mentally ill people to raise their confidence.

 

United Kingdom

Rosemary Olive Mbone Enie will hold a talk on Commonwealth Women and Youths at the Forefront of Sustainability at the Water – Food-Energy Nexus in London.

 

Vatican City

The U.S. Embassy to the Holy See is part of the League of Green Embassies, a global network of diplomatic missions formulating a common agenda for energy efficiency and renewable energy. On Earth Day, the staff will renew their commitment to walking, biking, or using public transportation only to work.

Latin America

Anguillaa

The Anguilla National Trust is celebrating Earth Day with a demonstration of their new solar oven! School children learned how the ovens work, and learned about the value of solar energy. They also got to try a homecooked meal made with the stove!

 

Antigua and Barbuda

The Environmental Awareness Group of Antigua and Barbuda is hosting a hike up Sugarloaf mountain as well as several other island safari packages to Celebrate Earth Day.

 

Argentina

Asociacion SOS Habitat are holding two events to celebrate Earth Day, one on April 22 and another one on April 24. The events will maily focus on informing and educating the citizens of Argentina about environmental issues and how to create sustainable cities.

 

Aruba

Radisson Aruba Resort and Biba Aruba will celebrate Earth Day with a full day of events for guests and staff. They encourage staff to walk, bike, or carpool to work, they are organizing a beach clean up with Resort guests. There will be a small festival featuring guest park rangers from Arikok National Park, and unique recycled art displays.

 

Bahamas

The One Eleuthera Foundation will launch a recycling program (for glass, aluminum cans, plastic & trees for mulching) with one of their partner organizations in the Bahamas.

 

Barbados

Diving Barbados Blue, a scuba diving shop in Barbados, will host an Earth Day event at St George Primary School and St Margaret’s School to teach children about the importance of protecting the environment. Their partner shop in Grenada will host a similar project at a school in Grenada.

 

Belize

Program For Belize, an organization that focuses on tourism and conservation, will hold an inauguration event on Earth Day to celebrate the recent solar panel installations on 25 out of 31 houses in San Carlos Village.

 

Belize

FOCUS is holding a highway clean up in the district of Corozal. The 150-200 people there will also clean up the land along the bay and learn about the impacts litter can have on their local ecosystems. They will all enjoy lunch together and hear environmental speeches.

 

Belize

The University of Belize, Punta Gorda campus, is planning an Earth Day fair on April 30th, at their Punta Gorda campus. Their students are planning presentations for local primary schools to teach children about environmentalism. Additionally, the university will hold environmental competitions for poetry, posters, and “trashion fashion”.

 

Bermuda

The Bermuda National Trust are hosting a video competition for students that focus on environmental change. They are going to screen the videoes in school assemblies during the week of Earth Day

 

Bermuda

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Keep Bermuda Beautiful organization is celebrating Earth Day with an art competition for art made from trash found on local beaches!

 

Bolivia

Communidad Inti WaraYassi, an organization that focuses on environmental education and saving wildlife, is teaming up with Domo Didáctico’s Semillas de Luz project to organize an activity that raises environmental awareness. They will be focusing specifically on the importance of protecting the Amazon rainforest.

 

Cayman Islands

On April 26th, The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce plans on holding a “clean-up” event to celebrate Earth Day, as well as a follow up event in November. They will focus on cleaning up roads, reefs and beeches!

 

Chile

Students of all ages at The International Preparatory School will celebrate Earth Day with a project to design a sustainable city. Students will have to take into consideration a variety of factors in their projects, including water management, waste disposal, energy production, transportation, energy efficient buildings, lifestyle choices, and food production. They will also attend school wide activities and hear guest speakers.

 

Colombia

At Colegio Anglo Colombiano School in Bogota, students will take part in a 2 month long Earth Day project to create a video on the importance of Green Cities. After the project, the video will be showcased on Earth Day Network’s website.

 

Colombia

“Colombian artist Mauricio Moryoga, who is devoted to spreading the word about unnecessary waste through the arts, is working closely with ImpactHub Bogota, and is planning evens at venues such as a geriatric center in Kennedy, Bogota’s Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Aldea Cultural Center.

 

Colombia

El Pital elementary and secondary school is celebrating Earth Day and World Language day simultaneously. Students will learn about sustainable cities using multiple languages!

 

Costa Rica

The Cloud Forest School is celebrating Earth Day in a variety of ways! They are putting up new signs to remind students and faculty to conserve water and energy, and they are decorating re-usable bags to replace disposable plastic bags. They are also encouraging students to write earth related poetry and create artwork for the classroom using natural materials.

 

Costa Rica

Universidad CENFOTEC, a university specializing in information and communication technology in Costa Rica plans on holding a recycling campaign for electronic waste to celebrate Earth Day and sustainable lifestyles.

 

Costa Rica

The Earth Charter Initiative created an international virtual forum, encouraging their contacts around the world to do something good for the earth. They are encouraging people to submit photos and short videos of their actions to inspire others to do the same!

 

Cuba

Festival de la Madre Tierra. Between April 12 and April 24 there are going to be different events to embrace the planet earth that will include different programs for kids, youth and adults. The events are maily going to be in Habana, and some in the provinces around the capital.

 

Dominica

Rosalie Bay Resort celebrated Earth Day with a beach clean up that focused on preserving the natural habitat of nesting sea turtles.

 

Dominican Republic

Barceló Bávaro Beach Resorts will shut off all of their lights on Earth Day to increas awareness of energy use.

 

Dominican Republic

EDUCANDO, an online Dominican education portal is publishing a handbook on encorporating environmental issues into curricula and education materials for a variety of disciplines.

 

Ecuador

CEDA, an organization that focuses on environmental justice, is holding a tree planting event in the capital city, Quito, for Earth Day. At this event they are spreading information about Earth Day Network, the Green Cities Campaign, and the initiatives taking place to make Ecuadorian cities more sustainable. They are also providing tips for individuals to make environmentaly friendly choices in every day life.

 

El Salvador

Unidad Ecologica Salvadorena (UNES), an environmental NGO in El Salvador, is planning several activities for Earth Day! They will have a sustainable energy fair, a bicycle marathon, a festival for the earth, and a hike for young environmentalists! UNES is a part of a larger network of environmental groups fighting for climate justice in El Salvador.

 

El Salvador

CESTA – Amigos de La Tierra El Salvador, plans on holding a forum for local mayors to discuss the importance of Green cities, and the characteristics that make a city sustainable to start discussions about what they can do to help their cities become more sustainable.

 

Grenada

The Ocean Spirits Leatherback Sea Turtle Programme, Woburn forestry Development Team, and the Grenada fund for Conservation worked together to celebrate Earth Day this past weekend with a mangrove re-planting activity and a beach clean up.

 

Guatemala

Universidad del Valle de Guatemala Altiplano is planning a full day of Earth Day activities for their students! Activities include providing information on preserving lake Atitlán, a water treatment demonstration, activities that educate students about the importance of protecting and conserving water resources, a campus wide clean up, and lessons on how to properly recycle trash on campus.

 

Guyana

Earth Day Film Festival arranged by the US Embassy in Guyana in April.

 

Haiti

This year for earth day, b the Hope for Haiti is organizing an educational session for primary school students in Haiti to teach them about recycling, composting, and the importance of proper waste management. They will brainstorm possible solutions to be implemented later this year. Students will also learn about re-forestation, and about how to use recycled solar ovens. They will also plant sustainable Moringa trees.

 

Honduras

The Secretariat of natural resources and environment of Honduras is organizing several Earth Day activities, including a hike for 5th and 6th graders from “ la isla, to cerro Juana Lainez” ,a small hill located in the center of Tegucigalpa. The children will help clean up the hill and learn about environmental preservation.

 

Jamaica

The Jamaica Environment Trust, a non-profit that focuses on environmental education and advocacy, will host a free screening of the film “Blackfish” on April 22nd, to celebrate Earth Day.

 

Jamaica

The youth group of a large congregation is creating a recycling program for their church community. They are planning how to get recycling recaptacles and hiring a truck to transport recycled materials. Although they were inspired by Earth Day, this will be an ongoing project! They hope that this will be a successful way for their youth group to make a positive impact on their community.

 

Mexico

Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda organizes Earth Day events in Mexico each year. This year they will be organizing over 50 events in their region! They also host other events throughout the year as a part of their community environmental education program.

 

Mexico

Universidad Iberoamericana has several great activities planned! These events include hosting a guest speaker from the National Wildlife Federation, a day long forum featuring several local and international environmental NGO’s, the creation of a university-wide research project on environmentally friendly products, and a screening of the movie “Hearth of sky Hearth of earth”.

 

Paraguay

The Benjamin Franklin Science Corner, a science museum in Paraguay, is planning several activities near Earth Day. These events include information sessions in public parks about solar oven, planting trees at local schools, and workshops about recycling and creating vertical gardens from recycled materials.

 

Paraguay

Para La Tierra, an NGO that focuses on conservation, is holding an earth day screenign of a short film about the wildlife and habitats they work to preserve at the Reserva Natural Laguna Blanca. The screening will take place at a local food where they will sell food at the screening to raise funds for a tree-planting project they hope to undertake at the school.

 

Panama

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama is creating a demonstration plot of native plants and trees that can be used in urban gardens. They are selecting species from a guide of 120 native species that their scientists recently came up with.

 

Paraguay

Non-profit A Todo Pulmon Paraguay Respira, is hosting a national planting of over 3,000 native trees in 38 communities to celebrate Earth Day. They are working with other local organizations to achieve this, and will plant several trees in Parque de la Solidaridad, which is found in Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay.

 

Peru

Inner Healers Peru is celebrating Earth Day by talking about abundance. They will hold a free yoga session and provide several discounts on their organic products. They will also have a free workshop focusing on their Earth Day focus on issues of abundance and consumption.

 

St. Kitts and Nevis

The Nevis Historical and Conservation Society hosts a “Clean Island Sweep” every year for Earth Day. This year they are also planning an Environmental Fun Day for children to teach them about the environment.

 

St. Kitts and Nevis

The Saint Kitts and Nevis Department of Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Environment is hosting an Earth Day Clean Nevis Campaign. They are encouraging all partner agencies, local communities, organizations, and businesses to take an hour out of their day to pick up trash and make their island beautiful.

 

St. Lucia

The St. Lucia National Trust is holding a green-cities awareness event to celebrate Earth Day. Senator James Fletcher from the Ministry of Sustainable Development will give a lecture about Green Cities.

 

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Richmond Vale Academy is focusing their Earth Day Celebration on enrolling other schools in St. Vincent in the treelympics tree planting program (learn more here:http://www.treelympics.org/). Their goal is to get 6000 trees planted!

 

Suriname

The University of Suriname is planning to celebrate Earth Day on April 19th to accommodate their Easter holidays. They will plant a tree in honor of earth day and hold an evening full of fun, green city themed events.

 

Trinidad and Tobago

The Asa Write Nature Center, a nonprofit trust that focuses on education and local biodiversity conservation in the Arima Valley, is hosting an event to clean up the Blanchisseuse Road.

 

Uruguay

Uruguay Educa, an online education portal, published an article to teach its viewers about the history of Earth Day and how environmental education has changed over the years. They provide links to lesson plans and education materials for their members.

 

Venezuela

EDEPA, an organization committed to helping individuals, families, groups, and communities to live sustainably, is planning two events with local schools to celebrate Earth Day! They will help students learn about the slow food movement, local farming, and food waste. The students will create artwork about what they learn to display in their schools.

Middle East

Iran

The Waste Management Organization of Municipality of Karaj will be holding an event to teach children how making their environment cleaner can improve their quality of life. The event has two parts; the first being a theater with a live environemtnal education puppet show about planet earth. Additionally there will be a painting contest with the subject: “How to make the Earth Smile”, a sculpture workshop using waste to show how trash can be repurposed and lastly they will create an enormous scroll which children will sign and pledge to keep their planet clean and do their best to help Earth smile.

 

Iraq

Together to Protect Human the Environment is planning to do a big event centered around youth education and involvement in the environment. The event will be held in in Erbil, North of Iraq, at Family Mall. The day will include an exhibition of pictures and songs created by young people. In addition TPHE will be releasing their new educational toolkit for young people.

 

Iraq

The Iraqi Green Peace Organization has participated in past Earth Days. This year they plan to create an environmental club in primary schools and teach children how to protect the city and increase green spaces. Afterwards, they will work with the students on a volunteer reforestation campaign for schools. They will be partnering with local foundations and volunteers from the community. T-Shirts for all the children will be distrubuted free of charge.

 

Israel

An Israel based NGO, Zalul, will be coordinating a beach cleaning week all over the country. Everyday they will be in a different place with large volunteer groups from all over Israel. Zalul has decided to hold the beach cleans from April 6th to 10th so as to not interfere with Passover.

 

Israel

WWOOF Israel is starting a project with a kindergarten to create an organic garden. The garden will allow the children, their parents and other communities members to come together to grow food. The project will be sustained by WWOOF volunteers and local volunteers who will have the pleasure of consuming fresh, local, organic food. On April 22nd, Earth Day, we will be having a planting event in which children will be planting seedlings in the garden.

 

Israel

The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development plans to hold a hike and guided tour on ecological issues related to Jerusalem during the week of Earth Day.

 

Israel

The Mali-Center in Tel Aviv is organizing a clean-up of a local nature reserve that is threated due to municipal plans of building a parking garage and mall on the site. The clean-up will take place on the 20th of April between 9:00am and 11am. In addition, there will be a “Litterati Event” where participants will take pictures of the litter they collect and tag the picture on Instagram with “Litterati in order to raise more glbal awareness for cleaning public spaces.

 

Jordan

Every year Jordan 95 Eco-schools from three different cities organize an environmental open day in May where students, parents and local community surrounding school participate in this day and it include activities that varies from planting trees in one of the public gardens near the school, environmental plays/ performances and an exhibition of crafts or an art made by students from recyclable material.

 

Jordan

The Sunny Day Initiative, led founder and CEO Ali Makahleh, will be celebrating Earth Day in Jordan via a walk for earth from our university “Jordan University of Science and Technology” to our beloved city; Irbid. Our plan is to have over 300 university students walk 15 K with fun activities during that walk, and try to get them more aware of the issues our planet is facing and try to implement Olympic values throughout the walk. This event will also be the start of our one year fast walk program in Irbid, Jordan.

 

Kosovo

The Youth Center Klina is planning a small marathon for young people that promotes physical activity and the importance of the environment, and will be planting a small garden for younger children. The garden we will be made with recycled materials and will be located at the local youth center.

 

Kuwait

The Chemical Engineering Society of Kuwait will be hosting a beach clean-up event. The Event will also include a student contest in which they will be making art projects out of waste. The event will encourage recycling by providing proper bins for clothes, plastics and old electronic devices.

 

Lebanon

Baldati.org, a Lebanese NGO dedicated to social responsibility and sustainability, has planned Earth Day events in Dekwaneh. The day will consist of artistic activities in the city square including music, dance and a declaration of the cities green plan. In addition there will be a hiking trip which plans to start in a green area and end in a heavily built-up area.

 

Oman

The students of GUtech are organising their annual Earth Day Event at Al Sahwa Park from 4-7pm. They will promote “green life” by selling local fresh products and encouraging people to plant a tree. The event will also offer a variety of fun and educational opportunities for kids teaching them how they can improve the world around them by planting trees and flowers.

 

Oman

The Ministry of Education in Oman has decided to partner with the Earth Day Network in order to encourage schools around the country to participate in Earth Day.

 

Pakistan

The Youth Club of Islamabad, a volunteer group of enthusiastic youth residing in the capital city of Pakistan, is organizing an Eco-fair in Islamabad with local Eco-companies and environmental organizations.

 

United Arab Emirates

Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan Hotel by Rotana in Abu Dhabi is hosting the “Battle of Bottles” Boat Race in celebration of this years Earth Day. This activity aims to show their support for environmental awareness and sustainable futures. All Rotana Hotels in Abu Dhabi have joined the initiative and will come together on the 22nd of April, 2014 at Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana to compete with the Recycled Boats made by their colleagues.

 

United Arab Emirates

For Earth Day 2014, Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana hosts the “Battle of Bottles” boat race, an environmental sport activity. By organizing this event the hotel marks Earth Day in Abu Dhabi with the aim to show support to the environment and educate for better sustainable climate and future.

Oceania

Australia

The Australian Association for Environmental Education will organize an Earth Day Expo and host primary school children, parents and teachers for a day of learning about sustainability.

 

Australia

Geelong, Australia is celebrating earth day with their “Renew Geelong Picnic” for a crowd of near 200 local citizens and politicians. They will be featuring a CO2 GPS Painting event for the second year and there will be radio coverage of the event!

 

Fiji

The University of Fiji is planning their first Earth Day event this year! They will host a clean-up event to improve waste management on campus and help students learn about environmental responsibility and the importance of caring for their islands.

 

New Zealand

Kawaipurapura community retreat center is planning a variety of fun Earth Day activities. Some of the things they have planned are an introduction to the history of Earth Day with a Maori earth blessing, an Eco-fashion show, the construction of a globe from recycled materials, a meal made from locally grown produce, and several other activities.

 

Palau

The Angaur State Government’s office of Governor Maria-Gates Meltel is organizing a cleanup event specifically for local youth, but open to the general public, as a celebration of Earth Day and to remind people of the importance of caring for the environment.

 

Samoa

The Robert Louis Stevenson School is planning a big Earth Day celebration! Students will help clean up school grounds and appropriately recycle all trash. This is a follow up to a recent field trip the students took to a local waste-disposal facility. Staff from the Ministry of Natural Resources will give a presentation at the school, and the school will work as a whole to revamp their composting system.

United States

Alabama

Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful is holding an Earth Day and Outdoor Expo on April 26 from 10:00-3:00. Admission is free, and exhibitors will share information on environmentally-friendly products and services, environmental education, and a wide variety of outdoor activities. The expo will also include environmental games, animals, food, and more.

 

Arizona

The Tuscon Earth Day Festival will hold its 20th annual event on Saturday April 12, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Reid Park. The theme will be “Light the Way to a Bright Future”. Admission is free and it will feature a parade, environmental displays and activities, and alternative fuel vehicles.

 

Arkansas

The Arkansas Earth Day Foundation is hosting an event on April 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Heifer International Fair Grounds. It will include educational booths and children’s events.

 

California

Earth Day Santa Cruz is holding their Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. in San Lorenzo Park. It is an exciting community event offering educational information, activities for kids including an arts and crafts tent, live music and a focus on green businesses.

 

California

Yosemite National Park will be celebrating National Park Week and Earth Day starting on April 19 and continuing through the 28. Activities will include a trash pick up, bike ride, family night, an Earth Day celebration at the Yosemite Village Mall, sustainable salad bar tasting, and more.

 

California

The City of Modesto is hosting their 25th Annual Earth Day event on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Graceada Park. It will include a free StaRT shuttle bus, a recycling collection and drop off, live entertainment, “green” education, food, art contest, and vendors.

 

California

San Diego Earthworks is hosting their 2014 EarthFair on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in Balboa Park from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It will feature more than 300 exhibitors, special theme areas, a food pavilion, a children’s activity area, five entertainment venues, the Children’s Earth Parade, art show, and Cleaner Car Concourse.

 

California

Santa Barbara’s Community Environmental Council is hosting their 2014 Earth Day event on Saturday, April 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. It will include live entertainment, a farm to table dinner, a green car show, food and drink, and “kid’s corner”. It is estimated over 35,000 people will attend and this year’s theme is “local roots”.

 

California

Stockton Earth Day is hosting their 2014 Earth Day event on Sunday, April 6, 2014 in Victory Park. This year’s theme is “Living Water Wise” and admission is free. Activities include a family bike ride, yoga at the park, and a food and clothing drive.

 

California

The City of Alameda will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Washington Park. It will feature free activities for kids, Earth Day games exhibitions, and farmer’s market stands.

 

California

The Green Prize Festival, on April 26th, is showcasing local urban farmers, artists, performers, green technology advances, environmental workshops, speakers, and many other fun and educational activities to celebrate Earth Day!

 

Colorado

Lakewood is hosting their Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Lakewood Heritage Center. The theme for the event is “Live Local” and aims to focus on local businesses, food producers, and environmental organizations. Entrance is free and special attractions will include a climbing wall, music, and educational demonstrations.

 

Colorado

The Community Office for Resource Efficiency in Aspen will be celebrating Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at Wagner Park Pedestrian Mall. Come out and enjoy food, music, and conversation.

 

Colorado

In Highland Ranch Colorado, PeaceJam at Thunder Ridge High School club members are celebrating Earth Day with an obstacle course that begins with Earth Day facts, and has the club’s 5 campaigns (water conservation, energy efficiency, recycling/compost, anti-bullying and the school garden) built into the activity!

 

Connecticut

The Seventh Annual Earth Day Festival in Newton will be held at Newtown Middle School on April 26 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The Festival is family-friendly, open to the whole community, and through the activities it provides – live music, vendors, and more – seeks to “green” Newtown.

 

Connecticut

The Trumbull Nature and Arts Center is holding an Earth Day Celebration on April 27 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This event is for the whole family and will include nature hikes, displays by local environmental organizations, and more.

 

Connecticut

The Barkhamsted Conservation & Economic Development Commissions and the Lions Club are co-sponsoring the Town of Barkhamsted’s first Earth Day event, Barkhamsted Earth Day Nature Festival, to be held on April 27 from 1:00-4:30. There will be road cleanups, nature scavenger hunts, a live birds of prey show, and more.

 

Delaware

Wilmington’s 2014 Earth Day Celebration, in association with the Delaware Estuary will take place in Rodney Square on April 22 from 11:00-2:00. The event will include giveaways, raffles, green vendor displays, children’s activities, and live music and a radio broadcast.

 

Florida

Earth Day Miami is participating in the Green Cities campaign and holding an Earth Day event on April 5. The event is called “Better Miami” and is an evening of music, networking, and Eco-fashion. The event will also community leaders dedicated to sustainability in South Florida.

 

Florida

Sustainatopia is a set of environmental conference held from April 16-22 in Miami. The three conferences that encompass the event are the 5th Annual Impact Conference, the Sustainable Strategies Conference, and the Ethical Fashion and Sustainable Design Summit.

 

Florida

Learning Gate Community School has teamed up with the City of Tampa and the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability to put on the 5th Annual EcoFest 2014 on April 12 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The event will include live music, demonstrations, green living products, and more.

 

Florida

Mount Dora Friends of the Environment, with co-sponsorship from the City of Mount Dora, is hosting an Earth Day celebration on April 19 from 10:00 – 4:00 at Donnelly Park. There will be environmental films, gardening workshops, children’s activities, and more.

 

Florida

The 9th Annual Central Florida Earth Day will be held in Lake Eola Park from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on April 19. It is the largest Earth Day event in Central Florida and will include speakers, environmental education, and more, along with Earth-friendly sponsors and vendors.

 

Florida

The 9th Annual Central Florida Earth Day will be held in Lake Eola Park from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on April 19. It is the largest Earth Day event in Central Florida and will include speakers, environmental education, and more, along with Earth-friendly sponsors and vendors.

 

Florida

On April 19, St. Petersburg will celebrate Earth Day with its first annual festival. This event will focus on educating the public about eco-friendly technology, research, and products that help create sustainable communities. Companies leading the green movement and speakers on topics affecting the Earth will also be present.

 

Georgia

Milton, Georgia is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Earth Day Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Birmingham Park.This fun, free family event is part of Milton’s efforts to increase environmental awareness in the community.

 

Georgia

The City of Decatur, partnering with the Wylde Center, is holding its annual Decatur Earth Day Festival on April 19 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the Oakhurst Garden. This Earth Day celebration is pirate-themed and a fun way for over 400 community members to celebrate with the city.

 

Georgia

Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful of Newton County, is offering Free Shred Day on April 22 from 9:00-3:00. This allows important documents to be shredded and out of the landfill. The shredded paper will then make its way to a plant that will recycle it into other uses.

 

Hawaii

Maui Earth Day Festival will host their 17th annual event on Sunday, April 27th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Keopuolani Park Amphitheater. It will include two stages of live music and speakers, food environmental and social awareness booths, Keiki activities, vendors, farmers market, and alternative transportation, energy, and agriculture.

 

Idaho

Idaho Falls Earth Day will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 26, 2014 in Tautphaus Park and Tautphaus Park Zoo from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Activities will include live music conservation education, games, crafts and displays by local clubs and organizations. Zoo admission free for children 12 and under.

 

Illinois

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is hosting Earth Day in the Parks, a conservation event throughout Illinois state parks. Schoolchildren and their teachers will participate in activities such as tree and wildflower planting, building brush piles, removing invasive exotic species, and more.

 

Indiana

Earth Day at Indiana State University will include a rock climbing wall and outdoor games, live entertainment, and more than 40 local businesses and organizations offering educational activities about sustainability.

 

Indiana

The Arthur M. Glick JCC’s third annual Earth Day Community Celebration is on April 27 from 1:00 – 4:00. Over 40 exhibitors will be present with as many or more activities that are all hands-on. This free event is open to all and 2500-3000 community members are expected to attend.

 

Iowa

The City of Des Moines is holding their Earth Day Trash Bash on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Capital Square. It is Iowa’s largest Earth Day volunteer event and works throughout the greater Des Moines metro removing litter, beautifying public lands, and cleaning out invasive species.

 

Kansas

The City of Lawrence is holding their Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 pm. in South Park at 11th and Massachusetts Street. The celebration in the park offers free admission and features live music, food, vendors, and children’s activities.

 

Louisiana

Louisiana Earth Day is hosting an event on Saturday, April 27, 2014 from 12:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Downtown Baton Rouge. It wil feature hands-on educational activities as well as live entertainment. This year’s theme is “We Protect What We Love”.

 

Louisiana

On April 19 YLC (Youth Leadership Council) Recycles helped to put on the 2014 New Orleans Earth Day Festival and Green Business Expo, providing recycling and composting. The event included activities promoting an environmentally-friendly lifestyle along with musical performances and was held at the Louis Armstrong Park.

 

Maine

The City of Portland is hosting an Urban Runoff 5K and Green Neighbor Family Festival on April 26 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. The event is for the whole family and will consist of several activities and presenters on environmentalism and sustainability along with the 5K race.

 

Massachusetts

The Geography Department at Bridgewater State University is taking EarthView, a portable globe classroom, to the Massachusetts State House on April 22. EarthView is usually presented to classrooms and has been to the State House before. This year marks the first time that its visit coincides with Earth Day!

 

Massachusetts

Haverhill’s City Wide Clean Up will be held on April 26 from 8:30 – 1:00, meeting at the Citizens Center. Over 200 residents were present at the Clean Up last year and more are expected in 2014. Register on the Haverhill Recreation’s website!

 

Massachusetts

Several organizations are joining together for the fifth consecutive year to coordinate events for Earth Day in the Mystic River Watershed. Events will include cleanups, trail clearings, and plantings, and will take place on April 12th and 26th. All events are free, open to the public and volunteers are needed!

 

Michigan

The University of Michigan – Flint, Mott Community College, and Kettering University are coming together to host an Earth Matters Earth Day and Garden Celebration on April 12 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The event will include environmental games and activities, farmer’s market and gardening activities, and musical performances.

 

Michigan

The Detroit Zoo will host their annual GreenFest celebration of Earth Day on April 26 and 27 from 9:00-3:00. The event will include earth-friendly crafts, a scavenger hunt, zookeeper talks, and more. GreenFest events are free with Zoo admission.

 

Minnesota

Winona Earth Day will be hosting an Earth Day event on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Levee Park in Winona from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The festivities will include vendors and artisans, food, and a bike valet along with events such as a Solar Home Tour and a Hike and Bike in Bluffside Park.

 

Mississippi

The Dunn-Seiler Museum in the Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University is holding a contest in honor of Earth Day 2014. K-12 students are encouraged to submit their creative, alternative use for plastic drinking water bottles to the Department by April 5 at 5:00 PM.

 

Missouri

St. Louis Earth Day is one of the biggest Earth Day events in the United States! Nearly 40,000 people attended the variety of events organized, from the recycling pick up program, to the educational environmental symposium. Local artists, musicians, and performers were featured as a part of the Earth Day festival, and local vendors sold their environmental goods.

 

Missouri

The Missouri University of Science and Technology will celebrate Earth Day on April 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Havener Center. Activities will include a recycled fashion show, fun ride, electric/hybrid car show, and dancing power hour.

 

Montana

The University of Montana will celebrate “Earth Week” from April 19-27. Featured activities will include a Superfund Run, Careers in Sustainable Food Systems Panel, UMD Garden Tour, farmer’s market, Annual Earth Week BBQ, stream restoration work for volunteers, and more.

 

Nebraska

Green Bellevue will be hosting their event on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the BPS Lied Activity Center. This year’s theme is “Lighten the Load to the Landfill” Demonstration and exhibitor topics will include youth activities and interests as well as a 5K run/1 mile walk.

 

Nevada

Reno Earth Day will host an event on April 27, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Idlewild Park. It will feature performances, vendors, and educational booths and activities. This year’s theme is “The Natural World, Many Cultures, and Green Technologies”.

 

New Jersey

In Cherry Hill, New Jersey Earth Day organizers are planning the fifth annual Cherry Hill Earth Festival. The event has grown to include the two & nine-mile Family Fun bike rides, more displays, an ‘Artist-in-Residence’ project, e-waste recycling, health & wellness and other activities.

 

New Jersey

Project E.A.R.T.H. – Swamp Search is being put on by the Somerset County Parks Commission in Bridgewater, New Jersey, on April 27, 2014, from 12:00 – 4:30 PM. This event includes a scavenger hunt on the Environmental Education Center’s trails and a “Mammal Mania” presentation, among other activities.

 

New Jersey

On April 23 from 2:30 – 5:00 the Lambda Tau Omega sorority at Montclair State University will be holding an Earth Day, Fun Day event. There will be an information station educating participants on Earth Day, planting activities, organic smoothie-making, and shirt tie-dyeing.

 

New Mexico

The New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce will hold their Earth Day event on Tuesday, April 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Hotel Andaluz. It will include exhibtors, such as the the Sierra Club and Nature Conservancy, and speakers, including Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham and other city and state officials. The event will be free and open to the public and food and refreshments will be available.

 

New York

Earth Day at the Utica Zoo, on April 26 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, consists of animal presentations, tours, conservation talks, and more, for all ages. Many topics will be covered throughout the day’s activities, including endangered species, animal rehabilitation, and species survival programs.

 

New York

On April 22 from 11:00 to 7:00 Earth Day New York is holding an event in Union Square that will include green exhibitions, children’s activities, a green vehicle runway show, and more. On April 23 and 24 there will be additional Earth Day exhibitions at Grand Central Station as well.

 

New York

The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development will be premiering the film On the Edge, Antarctica in New York City on April 22 and 6:30 PM. The filmmaker, Jon Bowermaster, will be in attendance and the screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

 

New York

Planet Heart, We the World, and other organizations are presenting the 8th Annual World Peace Earth Day Celebration and Benefit on April 24 from 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM. The event will include a World Peace Panel, a Mother Earth Panel, with performances and a celebration following.

 

North Carolina

The Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library is hosting an Earth Day Celebration from 1:00 – 5:00 PM on April 5. The celebration will include guided hikes, eco-art crafts, and solar demonstrations, among more. Attendees are encouraged to attend the Greensboro Beautiful city-wide cleanup before the library’s Earth Day Celebration.

 

North Carolina

East Carolina University’s Center for Biodiversity is hosting an Earth Day Expo on April 8 from 4-6 PM. The event will include displays and activities from biodiversity researchers and nonprofit organizations. The event is for the whole family and will include interactive activities with plants, animals, and lab experiments!

 

North Carolina

Cape Fear Volunteer Center is putting on a Global Youth Service Day/Earth Day poster contest. The contest’s aim is to promote youth’s importance in contributing to a healthy world and is open to K-8th grade US students. Posters should explain what the participant thinks Earth Day is about.

 

North Carolina

“Down to Earth Day” is hosted by the Extension Master Gardeners of Union County and consists of a 5K race and Earth Day Celebration and Activities from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The theme is Healthy People/Healthy Community/Healthy Planet and will be reflected in activities for the whole family.

 

North Carolina

Willow Healing Arts is hosting a Zero Waste Lunch Discussion on April 22 from 12:00 – 1:30 PM at the Conference Room in Downtown Asheville. Explore tips and information to reduce waste at your home, office, and events during this informal and bring-your-own lunch discussion.

 

Ohio

Project E.A.R.T.H. – Swamp Search is being put on by the Somerset County Parks Commission in Bridgewater, New Jersey, on April 27, 2014, from 12:00 – 4:30 PM. This event includes a scavenger hunt on the Environmental Education Center’s trails and a “Mammal Mania” presentation, among other activities.

 

Ohio

Kent State University at Stark is holding their annual Earth Day Celebration on April 27 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. The event is held on campus and open to the community, including activities such as nature walks, environmental education demonstrations, and mock fossil digs.

 

Ohio

Earth Day Coalition is holding EarthFest 2014 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds on April 13 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. EarthFest is emphasizing 2014 as the “Year of Zero Waste” and will include displays on the topic along with eco-activities, biodiesel-powered amusement park rides, and healthy food from food trucks.

 

Ohio

The Toledo Zoo is holding a “Party for the Planet” on April 26 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. There will be a recycling collection, animal demonstrations, and several tables and activities throughout the day, helping the event participants to all become greener in their lives.

 

Ohio

Kent State University at Geauga’s Gaia Society is sponsoring two Earth Day celebrations. On April 22 from 11:00 to 5:00 there will be displays from local organizations, a speaker from Twinsburg, and more. On April 23 from 10:00 to 5:00 there will be another celebration with a tree planting ceremony.

 

Ohio

Green Columbus’ 8th annual Earth Day event is themed “Gratitude,” and involves a week of volunteer cleanup events from April 19-26. On April 25 there will be a celebration at Columbus Commons to thank the volunteers. It will include local music, food trucks, and environmental groups and businesses.

 

Oklahoma

Norman Parks and Recreation will host their 11th annual Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in Reaves Park. The festival is free and open to the public and will provide hands-on, kid-friendly family fun that teaches the importance of protecting our earth’s air, water, forest, wildlife, and natural resources. Other booths will include: bicycling safety, dog park safety, a tree wizard, Two Green Chicks environmentally friendly cleaning business, Habitat for Humanity, Cleveland County 4-H, forestry education, food and energy conservation, recycling, water reclamation, and many more!

 

Oregon

The Oregon Garden in Silverton Oregon is planning their the 15th annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 19th, 2014 from 10am-4pm. This year’s theme is Protecting and Preserving our Planet.

 

Pennsylvania

EarthFest 2014 will be held at Temple University’s Ambler Campus on April 25. The event will host more than 80 exhibitors and will include activities for participators. In 2013 more than 7,000 students, teachers, and volunteers attended EarthFest and more are expected this year.

 

Pennsylvania

The sixth annual Mechanicsburg Earth Day Festival will be held on April 26 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM in downtown Mechanicsburg. The family-friendly festival will include live music, workshops, kids’ activities, food, and merchants with eco-friendly products.

 

Pennsylvania

On April 19 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM the Peace Valley Nature Center is hosting an Earth Day Work Day. The event is an Earth Day cleanup, open to all ages willing to volunteer their time to improve the outdoors.

 

Pennsylvania

The Renfrew Institute in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, is putting on an Earth Celebration Day and Festival of Art on April 26 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The event will include environmental exhibits, music, and an artist display and market. The event will also include art activities for children.

 

Pennsylvania

Earth Day Berks County’s 2014 celebration will be held on April 27 from 11:00 – 7:00. Many environmental organizations will be present as exhibitors, there will be musical performances, and tents will be set up with environmental workshops and activities. There will also be recycling collection sites at the event.

 

Puerto Rico

Earth Day Puerto Rico is holding an Earth Day event on April 22 from 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM. The event is free to all and will include an exhibition of environmental nonprofit organizations as well as musical performers.

 

Rhode Island

Smithfield’s Annual Community Cleanup is being held on April 19 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Leo Bouchard Conservation Center. It is held in conjunction with the Smithfield Conservation Commission and the Smithfield Department of Public Works-Recycling Program.

 

South Dakota

Main Street Square is hosting their Earth Day event on Saturday, April 26, 2014. There will be booths hosted by local businesses and organizations and environmentally friendly kids’ activities and family fun.

 

Tennessee

Shelby Farms Park will host their Earth Day event on Saturday, April 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Shelby Farms Park. It will feature aerial acrobatic performances, live music, kids fishing rodes, eco egg hunt, high-adventure play zone, guided hikes and tours, and local food vendors. Additionally, there will be an Earth Day 5K on April 27 at 2:00 p.m. where trees instead of medals will be given to the contestants for planting in the park.

 

Tennessee

The Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce will celebrate “Earth Week” from April 21-27. Activities will include a breakfast and environmental seminar, community clean-up, children’s planting program, festival and 5K at Mynatt Park, and disc golf tournament.

 

Texas

Earth Day Texas is an annual festival which promotes environmental awareness. Its 2014 Earth Day event is family friendly, provides free admission, and will take place at Fair Park. It will include eco exhibitors and the announcement of their Hydrogen Initiative.

 

Virginia

On Sunday, May 4 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Earth Day at Loudoun is holding their annual Earth Day event in Broadlands, VA. The event’s theme is Building Healthier and Sustainable Communities. It will have several exhibitors including the Virginia Department of Forestry, Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, and more.

 

Washington

Harmon Brewery along with several other local brewers will host an event on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. A parade of human-powered vehicles will deliver kegs of beer from each of the breweries to the Harmon Tap Room in the Stadium district by 6pm. There, Earth Day revelers can share in beer specials and other festivities.

 

Washington

Earth Day Spokane will host their 40th Annual Earth Day event on April 26, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Riverfront Park. This year they have partnered with the City of Spokane to celebrate environmentally progressive policies.

 

Washington, DC

The Edgewood Community Garden is holding planting days on April 12 and 19 from 10:30 to 2:00 and 3:00 to 5:00 at the Edgewood Recreation Center to celebrate Earth Day. Several tools will be on hand, but any shovels, gloves or rakes that participants can bring with them are welcomed.

 

West Virginia

West Virginia State University is celebrating Earth Day on April 21 with a tree planting and announcement of WVSU being designated a “Tree Campus USA.” Posters by 8-12th grade students will be displayed. Environmental groups will display exhibits and there will be activities on carbon footprints, solar energy, and more.

 

Wisconsin

Sauk County Conservation will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Check in is at the park office and activities will include campsite clean up, invasive species removal, litter removal, and picnic table painting.

 

Wisconsin

The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies will host their 8th annual Earth Day conference on April 22 in the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Earth: To Be Determined” adn will explore challenges and opportunites presented by rapid, large-scale changes in the global environment. Featured speakers will include actress and activist Rosario Dawson, British science fiction author China Mieville, and leading ecologists Erle Ellis and Kevin Noone.

 

Wyoming

University of Wyoming will be celebrating Earth Month from April 15 to April 29 at the UW campus. Events include a “Chasing Ice” film screening, glass recycling drive, Earth Day barbeque, trash pickup, speaker series, and more.