Saturday, April 25, 2015

Get dirty this Earth Day with these environmentally friendly events

Despite the fact that we live on the earth every day of our lives, only one day a year is devoted specifically to the round mass of water and dirt that we call home. To celebrate Earth Day in all its glory, attend a few-or all!-of these events Mother Nature would be proud of.

Get dirty this Earth Day with these environmentally friendly events

Volunteers replant flowers from the Philadelphia Flower Show on Earth Day in conjunction with Greensgrow Farms Earth Day celebration.
Volunteers replant flowers from the Philadelphia Flower Show on Earth Day in conjunction with Greensgrow Farms Earth Day celebration. Photo via Facebook

Despite the fact that we live on the earth every day of our lives, only one day a year is devoted specifically to the round mass of water and dirt that we call home. To celebrate Earth Day in all its glory, attend a few—or all!—of these events Mother Nature would be proud of.

The National Constitution Center goes green on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22. During museum hours, visitors can test their environment knowledge with eco-trivia and work on earth-friendly crafts.

Do your part in helping the environment at High School Park in Elkins Park, PA for their Earth Day park cleanup on Tuesday, April 22. The cleanup begins at 10 a.m.

Grab a hoe and get down to Greensgrow Farms bright and early at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22 to replant flowers shown in the Philadelphia Flower Show in area neighborhoods.

Wilmington, DE’s Earth Day celebration, held officially on Earth Day itself at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22, will welcome over 30 “green” vendors to Rodney Square, where visitors can stock up on plants, see on-hand hybrid vehicles and join in on a children’s story time.

Kale is all the rage right now, but if you can’t figure out a way to incorporate it into your meals, look no further than ShopRite of Medford’s Earth Day Greens Tasting in Medford, NJ. Samples and recipes will be provided at this 11 a.m. workshop on Tuesday, April 22.

What would Earth Day be without a little beer? Also on Tuesday, April 22 at 5 p.m., Earth, Bread and Brewery in Philly hosts a happy hour and documentary screening of Growing Cities, a film about urban farming in America.

Starting at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 25, Temple University’s Ambler Campus in Ambler, PA will transform into Earthfest, a family-friendly day of presentations from schools and organizations discussing the importance of “green” practices.

Newark, DE’s University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources invites nature lovers to come to their Ag Day, a day-long event on Saturday, April 26, starting at 10 a.m. featuring bird shows, bee demonstrations, farm tours and plant sales.

Roll up your sleeves and be prepared to work at Saddler’s Woods in Collingswood, NJ. Volunteers will help clean up the woods and weed the trails from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 26.

Washington Lake Park’s annual Earth Day celebration brings out the best of the Washington Township, NJ community with live music, pony rides, games for the kids and food vendors on Saturday, April 26. It runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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