If you’re like us, you will be participating in some type of Earth Day activity this weekend! There are many ways to get involved with ending plastic pollution, and if you are looking for events, we’ve rounded up some great organized Earth Day activities in Seattle, Washington DC, San Francisco, and Austin.
We hope to see you there!
Where: Haller Lake Community Club | 12579 Densmore Ave N
When: Aug 20 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
April is the Month for Seattle Storytellers Guild’s Annual Earth Day Storytelling Program. This year, the program is featuring two fine storytellers who will remind us that despite our differences, we all share our planet.
Where: City University of Seattle
When: Aug 21 Kid’s Dash 9:45 am All events: 10 am
Come run or walk one of many race distances and at the same time you can feel good about supporting the environment. This event takes action both locally and globally. Each finisher will receive a native sapling tree and an additional tree will be planted in each runner’s name. Over the years at these Earth Day events they have handed out thousands of trees that grow and sequester more and more carbon each year. On top of all that they will also be recycling old running shoes so don’t forget to bring them so they can be donated them to Africa via the More Foundation Group.
Where: Discovery Park
When: April 21 1 pm – 5 pm
Join National Wildlife Federation, Seattle Park and Recreation, and many other local groups to explore and learn how you can have a positive impact on wildlife living among us by championing urban wildlife at home and in our community.
Where: Washington Park Arboretum
When: April 21 9 am – 1 pm
This April, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) is hosting 60 projects for Earth Day in honor of 60 years of SCA.
With national support from Southwest Airlines and American Express, SCA is aiming to connect members, alumni, friends, and partners across the country to create a nationwide network of Earth Month celebrations. In Seattle, volunteers will be working to help restore Washington Park Arboretum.
Where: Tacoma Nature Center
When: April 21 12 pm – 4 pm
Drop in any time during the event to explore your creative side as you learn about the Earth and things that we can do to keep it healthy. Make sure you give yourself enough time to do it all!
Where: Bullitt Center | 1501 East Madison Street
When: April 21
The Bullitt Center, described by Architectural Digest as “the greenest office building in the world”, offers public tours 2 days a week. Tours will begin in the second-floor lobby, and include the building’s mechanical and electrical rooms, the gray water and rain water treatment systems, non-flush composting toilets, and the “irresistible” stairway.
Where: Washington State Parks
When: April 22
Washington State Parks has announced a series of free days, and Earth Day is one of them. A Discover Pass will not be required to enjoy Washington State parks on April 22.
Where: Many locations
When: April 22
Earth Day in Washington, D.C. is home to a plethora of Earth Day parties like Earth Day on the National Mall. There, you can watch live performances by popular musicians, listen to speeches by celebrities, and participate green themed interactive exhibits and demonstrations.
Meanwhile, you can also celebrate Earth Day at the National Zoo to meet the Smithsonian National Zoo’s Green Team experts, who lead green-themed arts and crafts and educate guests on eco-friendly lifestyles.
There’s no Earth Day celebration more eco-friendly than the Potomac Watershed Cleanup, where hundreds of D.C. denizens flood over 275 sites along the Potomac River to clean trash.
Where: Huston-Tillotson University
When: April 21
Earth Day Austin is the largest sustainability event in Central Texas. On April 21, 2018, thousands from the Austin Area and beyond will come to learn about conservation and sustainable solutions, celebrate our love for the environment, and get connected to the best and most innovative green businesses and organizations.
With family and friends, attendees explore rich, in-depth programming, exciting new activities and engaging exhibitions that allow them to discover new connections to the environment and environmental issues. Inspired by their experiences and interactions, participants are empowered to make new sustainable choices that enhance their lives while helping the planet.
Where: Civic Center
When: April 21
Every year thousands of people from the Bay Area and beyond come together to celebrate Earth Day San Francisco. On Saturday, April 21, 2018 it is happening again and not only there is a festival but also a climate rally for Mother Earth.
This year’s theme is ‘Stand for the Redwoods/Stand for the Future’, supporting the Save the Redwoods League 100-year anniversary in 2018. Special participation includes the “Save the Redwoods Speaker Tent” which will feature individuals and speaker panels throughout the day, with topics including conservation, climate change, recycling and environmentally conscious fashion.