A collection of events that happened in Central Virginia in 2019.
Charlottesville: Earth Day events in Charlottesville includes an Eco Fair hosted each year by Cville Earth Week and a full week of environmental activities organized by University of Virginia’s Office of Sustainability. These activities have previously included farmers markets, plant-based meals, speaker series, a vegan cooking class, film screenings and a bike maintenance workshop.
Learn more about the history of Earth Day events in Charlottesville here.
Lynchburg: The events kick off with a Clean Your Block Party on April 13.
The Templeton Senior Center is hosting a hummingbird feeder program on the 24th.
On the 25th Boy Scout Pack 29 will be planting 600 native seedlings on Percival’s island.
And, on the 25th there will be a rain barrel workshop at the Miller Center.
Richmond: The Enrichmond Foundation hosts an Earth Day Celebration every year which includes a variety of different volunteer opportunities around the city.
Richmond also hosts the annual RVA Earth Day Festival – a large event with live music, vendors, food and craft beer. It also includes a the “5K Race Without a Trace” and many volunteer opportunities.
The day before Earth Day, Virginia Commonwealth University is hosting a “Eat Green Picnic” Not only will there be free food t-shirts, and other giveaways, but there will also be games, eco-fashion boutiques and vendors. A great way to kick off Earth Day!
The city of Richmond will be hosting a climate conversation on Earth Day. Join others at the Monroe Park Portal on April 22nd and learn more about how climate change will impact central Virginia.
Staunton: Staunton has adopted Earth Day Networks “Save Our Species” campaign for its Earth Day celebration this year. Enjoy kid-oriented activities and games, see a beehive, look through a solar telescope, take home some native plants and trees, and learn how to save our species.
Fredericksburg: The weekend after Earth Day the town of Fredericksburg hosts an Earth Day Festival with dozens of environmental exhibitors, live music, food and hands-on activities. Learn what you can do to reduce your impact on the planet while having fun.
Radford: New River Adventure partnered with Earth Day Network adopting our 2019 Save Our Species Program to host the 1st annual Earth Day Festival in Bisset Park on Saturday, April 20th. The day will start with a sunrise meditation and end with a sunset views over the historic New River in Radford, Virginia.