Sunday, April 21 | 11 am – 4 pm | Mount Trashmore Park
Please note the date change! Due to forecasted inclement weather, our Earth Day Celebration will now be held on Sunday, April 21.
Refresh your approach to making our world a healthier place with various exhibits, displays and activities that will give you a chance to discover and explore effective and convenient ways to green your lifestyle. #VBEarthDay
Presented by Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation and Virginia Beach Clean Community Commission.
AAA Recycling Zone | 9 am - 4 pm
This year's AAA Recycling Zone is bigger and better than ever! All recycling will take place in Parking Lot 1 at Mount Trashmore Park, located near the YMCA. **Please enter from South Boulevard.** Electronics Recycling by Synergy Recycling
Get rid of those unwanted electronics! View a list of accepted items
Car Battery Round Up
Get a $5 gift card (limit 3 per person, while supplies last) for every vehicle battery you bring in. Car, motorcycle, lawnmower and tractor batteries are eligible.
Child Safety Seat Recycling
Have a used child safety seat that no longer meets industry safety standards? Bring it to the AAA Recycling Zone, and we’ll see to it that all the plastic parts are properly broken down and recycled.Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Sales
Recycle rain water with a conservation-friendly rain barrel and make your own nutrient-rich soil for the garden by investing in a composter, both available for purchase onsite, or pre-order online
and pick up at the event. Sales and pick-up will take place in the AAA Recycling Zone located in Parking Lot 1. Please enter from South Boulevard.Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
Don't put that leftover paint or household cleaner in the trash! We'll properly dispose of these items for you. View a list of accepted items
Metals Recycling Did you know we can recycle the metal from your old power tools or even a vacuum cleaner? View a list of accepted items.
Recycled Float Parade Competition | 12:30 pm
New for 2013!
The first Recycled Float Parade competition has been established and is seeking your creativity and resourcefulness! Create a recycled float and enter to compete in the Junior Recycler Division (age 12 & under), Recycler Division (age 13 & up), or the Team Recycler Division (all ages). First place winners in each division will receive a $100 Whole Foods gift card. Second place winners in each division will be awarded a $50 Whole Foods gift card. The panel of judges will select the winners based on the most imaginative design, best use of reused/repurposed materials, and the environmental message. All floats must be comprised of repurposed or reused materials. Participants must be able to sit in, ride on, push, pull, or peddle their float. Floats must not be powered by engines of any type. Registration
is free and available now!
Performing live on the main stage:
11:15 am - 12:15 pm | The Futuros
1:20 pm - 2:20 pm | School of Rock
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm | User Friendly
Dumpster Dive Demonstration
Are we recycling as much as we can? Project Green Teens
will sift through trash and debris in a park dumpster to find items that could have been recycled.
The dumpster dive at our 2011 event revealed that nearly 50% of one dumpster's contents could have been recycled. See the full report.
Check out the student talent from the Governor's School for the Arts as they design and paint a recycle dumpster bin to raise awareness about conservation.
Free Bike Valet
Travel green to the event and have your bike parked with our free valet service. Free gifts for those who use the bike valet (while supplies last).
News Channel 3 Bike Safety Awareness Ride | 1 pm
Bike around Lake Trashmore with a team of bicycle enthusiasts to support awareness of bike safety in Virginia Beach. Learn more about the bike safety campaign
Children's crafts will be provided by the Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast. A bounce house and other inflatables will also be available.
Exhibitor Opportunities Available!
Do you belong to an organization that is committed to protecting the environment? Do you own a business that promotes going green? Have an idea how to make everyday life more eco-friendly? Join us as a non-profit or commercial exhibitor! Applications will be accepted until March 29: Non-Profit Exhibitor Application
| Commercial Exhibitor Application