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Earth Day and Earth Week activities you can enjoy around Atlanta

Earth Day 2022 is coming up on Friday, April 22!

ATLANTA — Earth Day 2022 is just around the corner - Friday, April 22 - but there's no need to wait to get involved: Events will be going on around Atlanta all week.

From Georgia Tech's full slate of Earth Week events to the Earth Day celebration at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, here are some of the events going on in the area where you can get involved:

Atlanta Botanical Gardens Earth Day Celebration

Friday, April 22, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE

"Visit the Garden for fun and engaging family activities celebrating nature and the beautiful plants all around, complete with a musical performance called 'Saving the Earth with Mr. Greg.'

Cost: Free with Admission; https://atlantabg.org/calendar/earth-day/

Georgia Tech Earth Week

April 18-22

"Join us in a collaborative campus-wide program to celebrate nature, the preservation of our planet and the Georgia Tech community’s contributions to campus sustainability."  


Earth Week at Children's Museum of Atlanta

April 18-23; 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW

"Little ones will learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle, listen to '10 Things I Can Do to Help My World,' play a trash, compost or recycle matching game, and make seed paper."


Atlanta Green Market Fair

Saturday, April 23, from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Ponce City Market

"Atlanta Green Market is a marketplace for local, sustainable goods. This event will be a curated shopping experience for earth-conscious consumers, featuring non-polluting and low-polluting alternatives."

More information: https://atlgreen.market/

University of Georgia Earth Day Campus Cleanup

Friday, April 22nd, from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Legion Field

"Help document and remove litter from the UGA campus this Earth Day!"

Register: https://uga.givepulse.com/event/289825

Hands-on Atlanta - Operation Clean Sweep - Atlanta Department of Public Works

Friday, April 22 from 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Louise Watley Library - 1463 Pryor Rd.

"The goal of Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) is to transform the City of Atlanta into a city that offers residents, businesses, and visitors a clean, safe, and healthy environment that provides a high quality of living by providing clean, litter-free streets and thoroughfares."

To sign up: https://volunteer.handsonatlanta.org/opportunity/a0C8V00001wZYjVUAW/operation-clean-sweep-city-of-atlanta-dpw-pryor-st-sw

Hands-on Atlanta - Come on, Get Dirty, and have fun on an Urban Farm

Friday, April 22, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 324 Lawton St. SW 

"TLW (Truly Living Well) is a 501C3 nonprofit educational Center for Natural Urban Agriculture. We grow food, we connect people to the food, and we build equitable and sustainable food communities. It is our mission to grow better communities by connecting people with the land through education and training. Volunteers will be working together to complete farm tasks in order to keep the farm operating at peak level and its herbs and plants flourishing."

To sign up: https://volunteer.handsonatlanta.org/opportunity/a0C8V00001wOVjqUAG/come-get-dirty-and-have-fun-on-an-urban-farm

Hands-On Atlanta - Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill Community Garden - Atlanta

Friday, April 22 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; 2217 Browns Mill Rd. SE

"Volunteers will help with maintenance of the soil, planting, pruning, harvesting, weeding, watering, and site beautification projects."

More Information: https://volunteer.handsonatlanta.org/opportunity/a0C8V00001wZ1TQUA0/urban-food-forest-at-browns-mill-community-garden-aglanta

Lenox Square Earth Day Recycling

Friday, April 22 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

"Please join us and bring your old computers, laptops, keyboards as well as other electronics for safe, responsible recycling."

More info: https://www.simon.com/mall/lenox-square/stores/management-office/stream/celebrate-earth-day-at-lenox-square-6195717

Rocket IT E-Cycle Earth Day event

Friday, April 22 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Rocket IT, 3360 Martin Farm Rd. Ste. 300, Suwanee, GA 30024

"Rocket IT will host its annual 'E-cycle Earth Day' event, encouraging individuals from Gwinnett and North Fulton counties to stop by the business’ Suwanee headquarters to donate unwanted electronics

Atlanta Westside Community Clean Up

Saturday, April 23 from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 902 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy. NW

"Join us for a day of earthly good in our neighborhood! We will be cleaning up the streets of Atlanta’s Westside on Saturday, April 23rd from 11AM-1PM. All volunteers should report to our meeting location at 10:30AM for registration and event details. A sack lunch will be provided. All ages are welcome. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult."


Southeast Atlanta Earth Day Cleanup

Saturday, April 23 from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 1660 Jonesboro Rd. SE

"Join us for a day of earthly good in our neighborhood! We will be cleaning up the our community streets."

More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/earth-day-community-clean-up-tickets-267180864157?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse

South Fulton Earth Day Cleanup at Wolf Creek Trail

Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Wolf Creek Library, 3100 Enon Rd., South Fulton, GA

"Join District 2 Councilwoman Carmalitha Gumbs as we clean Wolf Creek Trial on Saturday, April 23, 2022, for Earth Day."

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clean-with-councilwoman-carmalitha-gumbs-for-earth-day-2022-tickets-317782916257?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse

Heads Creek Reservoir Cleanup 2022

Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Heads Creek Reservoir Boat Ramp - 40 New Salem Rd., Griffin, GA 30223

"Come join the Griffin Environmental Council at the City of Griffin Heads Creek Reservoir for a trash cleanup event and celebration of Earth Day."

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heads-creek-reservoir-cleanup-2022-registration-293756121467

Earth Day Clean & Play

Friday, April 22, from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Laurel Park, 151 Manning Rd. SW, Marietta, GA, 30060

"Join with us for this fun way to celebrate International Earth Day. Volunteering locally will allow your youth to take time to honor & celebrate Earth Day as many around the world will be doing.


Main Street Fayetteville Earth Day Festival

Saturday, April 23, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; City Center Park - 210 Stonewall Ave. W, Fayetteville, GA 30214

"Earth Day Festival will be an exciting downtown-wide event, spanning from City Center Park, to the Downtown Gazebo, to the Fayette County Library, to Southern Conservation Trust. At each city location, you will see sustainable vendors and crafters, as well as a plant sale from Art of Landscaping, fresh markets featuring farmers markets."

More information: https://downtownfayetteville.org/event/earth-day-festival/

Earth Day Cleanup - Shoal Creek Park

Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Shoal Creek Park - 3642 Glenwood Rd., Decatur, GA

"Celebrate Earth Day with Park Pride and the Friends of Shoal Creek Parks! Volunteer alongside neighbors at Shoal Creek Park I, giving back to our planet and beautifying a beloved local greenspace. We’ll tackle projects like saving trees from English ivy, clearing vegetation at a pedestrian park entrance, and cleaning trash out of Shoal Creek."

More information: https://parkpride.org/event/greener-good-earth-day-volunteer-project/

Georgia Forestry Foundation Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 23, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Ponce City Market

"Georgia Forestry Foundation (GFF) is hosting an event to bring together Atlanta’s best nonprofits, and educational and advocacy groups for a fun, interactive day celebrating the importance of forestry to environmentalism in Georgia."


Earth Day Cleanup at Cambelton Creek Nature Preserve

Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Campbellton Creek Nature Preserve, 6820 Plummer Rd. SW

"Join us as we volunteer alongside others at Campbellton Creek Nature Preserve Volunteer Day. We look forward to seeing you, your family and friends!"


Center for Black Women's Wellness Earth Day Event in Peoplestown

Friday, April 22, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Rick McDevitt Youth Center, 1040 Crew St. SW

"Join CBWW for music, information and giveaways at the Rick McDevitt Youth Center! The first 50 people will receive a voucher for an Environmental Wellness kit."


Chastain Arts Center Earth Day Celebration

Friday, April 22, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Historic Chastain Park in Buckhead

"Arrive anytime between 11A -2:30P and meet us in the Chastain Arts Center parking lot and check-in to find a task within your abilities. We will be picking up trash, pulling weeds, and beautifying areas around the Center with colorful blooms. We will also be repainting our outdoor picnic tables, so let us know if this is a job for you!"


Earth Day Date Night on the Chattahoochee River

Friday, April 22, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Chattahoochee Nature Center - 9135 Willeo Rd, Roswell, GA 30075

"Join CNC in celebration of Earth Day with a relaxing evening canoe trip on the Chattahoochee River with your date. Guides will lead you on a 2.5 hour trip down the river. Along the way participants will look for wildlife and learn about the wetland ecosystem that is unique to metro Atlanta."

Tickets: https://www.chattnaturecenter.org/event/earth-day-date-night-on-the-river/


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