As most people know, April 22nd ever year is Earth Day. It is a day to celebrate the planet and learn about ways in which we can preserve our precious ecosystem.
In some places, the events and celebrations are only for Earth Day. But, here in Baltimore, events will start on April 17th and run through the 24th, thanks to organizations such as Baltimore Green Works.
So, here is a roundup of Earth Day Events and Celebrations in Baltimore. For more information on these events, you can check out the “Sources” section at the end of this article.
Baltimore Green Works Events:
April 17, 2010 ECOFEST – Noon-6 p.m. at Druid Hill Park
Baltimore Green Week’s kick off event, EcoFest, invites local food vendors, growers,
businesses and organizations that maintain a sustainable focus. There will be plenty of activities happening so use this opportunity to try something new like yoga, take a bike ride around the reservoir, dance or sing along to June Star and the Frontier Dentists or take a moment to enjoy a back massage. There will also be tours of the new Highlandtown Healthy Living Center from 1-4 p.m.
Celebrate the health of your city and your friends a EcoFest on April 17th!
April 19, 2010, City Day: Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake discusses Sustainability in Baltimore
April 20, 2010, Climate Change: Port Tours (a.m.) & Sustainable community redevelopment project (North Avenue) (p.m.)
April 21, 2010, Food Day: Food Film + Tree Planting Project
April 22, 2010, Earth Day: Sustainable Living + Tree Planting Project
April 23. 2010, Social Change: Art Opening at Towson Arts Collective + Tree Planting Project
April 24, 2010, Faith and the Environment + Tree Planting Project
Other Earth Day Events:
1. Composting — Everything You Need to Know
Location: The Park School
Time: 7-8 pm
For more information, call 410-339-7070 or visit http://www.parkschool.net/events/
2. Earth Day Celebration at the National Aquarium in Baltimore
Location: National Aquarium in Baltimore
Cost: included in admission
Date: April 23, 2010
Activities: Earth Day is April 22. To celebrate, join the Aquarium in exploring ways to enjoy, protect, and respect our blue planet, starting with your own backyard. Special games and activities will take place throughout the day. Plus, learn how you can get involved with the Aquariums Conservation Team.
3. Baltimore Art & Music Project, Earth Day Festival 2010
Location: South Veterans Park (81 Shipping Place)
Historic Dundalk Main Street
Baltimore MD 21222
Date: April 24, 2010
Time: 12 – 6 pm
Baltimore Green Works, Baltimore Green Week
BaltimoreSun.com, Earth Day Events
National Aquarium in Baltimore