Earth Day is a Birthday! Earth Day was born on April 22, 1970, in San Francisco, CA. Every year, The United States and over 100 different countries join together in the celebration of Earth Day on April 22 and is the largest, most celebrated environmental event worldwide. We remember to appreciate nature and learn ways to protect our environment. Find ways that you can help keep the planet clean and help protect our environment!
Here in Connecticut, we have tons of fun for everyone! From fun things to do with your family to events for all ages, there’s something you can do to take action and protect the planet. We’re working on putting together fun of our own- stay tuned for a fun activities that you can do to reduce your carbon footprint and make the world a better place!
In the meantime, visit EarthDay.org for a complete Earth Day 2023 Toolkit. And, of course, don’t forget to mark your calendars for these fantastic Earth Day Events happening all around Connecticut:
April 15: Earth Day Fair on the Branford Green
Swaps are an opportunity to Recyle/Renew/Reuse for Free! Bring your board games, backpacks, jigsaw puzzles, toys and sports equipment — then shop for something to take home. All in excellent condition, please! See you at the Fair!
April 22: Earth Day 5K in Washington:
5K to celebrate Earth Day!
April 22: Beardsley Zoo’s Party for the Planet:
Join us in April as we celebrate Party for the Planet and Earth Day! Our annual Earth Day celebration features interpretive talks about many of the Zoo’s conservation initiatives, and how you can get involved with many Citizen Scientist programs throughout the state. Plans also include a cleanup in Beardsley Park.
April 22: Earth Day at the Ansonia Nature Center:
Every day is Earth Day at the Nature Center! We invite everyone to join us to honor Mother Earth. Enjoy plantings, hikes, live animals, and environmental exhibitors at this annual event. Food and unique items are available for sale from local vendors. All ages are welcome to this family-friendly event. No park admission fee. No registration required
April 22: Norwalk Tree Planting Ceremony:
The Norwalk Tree Alliance is celebrating Earth Day by planting trees in Norwalk. Please come meet us at 9:00 am at Calf Pasture Beach outside of Ripka’s. From there we will send you to your designated tree planting location to assist in planting street trees in Norwalk. The Norwalk Tree Alliance’s goal is to cool down the planet one tree at a time and we need your help.
April 22: One Earth Hartford city clean up
The clean-up will occur on April 22nd, Earth Day, from 11 AM to 2 PM. We’ll provide all the necessary supplies, including gloves, trash bags, and rakes. All you need to bring is a willingness to get your hands dirty and help! This event is open to all community members, regardless of age or experience. Whether you’re a seasoned environmentalist or just looking to do your part, we welcome you to join us.
April 22: Hamden Earth Day Fair:
2023 Earth Day Fair in Hamden featuring events, exhibitors and more!
April 29: 2023 Woodbury Earth Day:
Save the date for Earth Day Family Fun for Everyone!
May 13: Earthfest in East Lyme:
Music, vendors, and more at the beach!
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