Earth Day 2021

Join Parks & Rec as we celebrate Earth Day! Between April 22-29, explore educational activities, interactive experiences and more to reinforce our community's environmental commitment.
This event has passed - stay tuned for details about our 2022 Earth Day Celebration.

History of Earth Day

Earth Week 1970

Earth Day was actually established on April 22, 1970 by Gaylord Nelson, a former U.S. Senator from Wisconsin. Nelson came up with the idea for a national day to focus on the environment after he witnessed the ravages of a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, in 1969.

Twenty million Americans — at the time, 10% of the total population of the United States — took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies.

In-person Events

Earth Week Challenge (April 22 - 29)

We're doing Earth Day a little bit differently this year! Each day, from April 22nd-29th we're featuring a different eco-friendly challenge for you to participate in at home or in your community. Check back every day to learn more about each activity and learn how to make a positive impact on the environment.

... Day 1 | April 22
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
... Day 2 | April 23
Plant a pollinator garden, bed, or pot.

... Day 3 | April 24
Make Nature Art 
... Day 4 | April 25
Use alternative transportation.
... Day 5 | April 26
... Day 6 | April 27
Pick up litter or organize a community cleanup!
... Day 7 | April 28
Reduce water consumption.
... Day 8 | April 29
Plant a tree!

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 ‭(Hidden)‬ Virtual Field Trips

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 ‭(Hidden)‬ Eco-learning Resources & Tools

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Recycle Zone

 ‭(Hidden)‬ "Ed" Talks

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Tree & Bike Buddies Dedication