Celebrations of Earth Day are in full tilt. Expos, music, sustainable cooking, green building demos, plantings, and clean-ups are going on all around the globe through the end of the week to celebrate our planet. If you’re interested in hanging with other treehuggers for some fun, learning, or service, visit Earth Day Network for an extensive listing of activities across the United States, along with a few international listings. Here’s a listing of a few of the many activities happening across the country:
New Haven, Connecticut: Earth Day Family Camping – Pre-register for this two-day event running from April 22-April 23rd. In addition to the usual campfire and roasted marshmallows, an optional guided hike is offered and a breakfast including eggs from Common Ground’s farm.
Denver, Colorado: Earth Day at Red Rocks features the music of Oregon’s Aspen Meadow, showings from W.O.L.F. Sanctuary, a park clean-up event and displays from environmental organizations.
Wilmington, Delaware: This Earth Day Celebration takes place outdoors in downtown Wilmington and features “green” vendors offering conservation tips and a variety of products. You’ll have an opportunity to learn about hybrid cars, earth-friendly gardening, and more.
Miami, Florida: Miami Going Green is a free, family-friendly event packed with entertainment, displays (including a solar powered Wii), and special offers.
Fairfield, Iowa: “Building Sustainable Communities” is the focus of this year’s Mum Ecofair. Featured will be nationally and internationally known speakers and workshops in the field of sustainable living. This fair includes a self-organizing “unconference” on the topic “Creating Sustainable Communities Where You Live” and the EcoJam Fashion Show.
Manhattan, Kansas: Celebrate Earth Day at Sunset Zoo with the music of Top Chapin (brother of Harry) and some local favorites. Fun activities are a part of this celebration and rain barrels will be given away on a first come, first serve basis.
Louisville, Kentucky: Earth Day Extravaganza Open House and Invasive Plant Clean-Up at the Louisville Nature Center will host a variety of nature-related crafts and activities, stories, hikes, and more. All are invited to join in an Invasive Plant Clean-up.
New Orleans, Louisiana: Enjoy jazz and Latin music at NOLA’s Earth Day Festival “in celebration of environmental justice!” There will be displays from local environmental groups, a raffle, and special giveaways.
Baltimore, Maryland: Crafts using recyclables, games, and learning activities about gardening are some of the activities happening at the Maryland Science Center. You will receive a sapling to take home and learn family-friendly ways to green your lifestyle.
New York City: ING DIRECT Cafe Earth Day Savers Swap – Receive a free cup of coffee and post-consumer recycled shopping bag for swapping your slightly used book, music CD or movie DVD.