Each year, Earth Day — April 22 — marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Celebrate Earth Day 2015 in Montgomery County, MD!
Earth Day broadens the base of support for environmental programs, rekindles public commitment and builds community activism around the world through a broad range of events and activities. Earth Day is the largest civic event in the world, celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities.
The Montgomery County Volunteer Center promotes environmentally focused opportunities all April long. Get involved in park and stream clean ups as well as invasive weed pulls. Click here to give back.
The following events take place in Montgomery County in honor of Earth Day.
Takoma Park Earth Day Festival
Get ready for the Takoma Park Earth Day Festival! Over 50 local vendors will participate in our green solutions fair highlighting solar power, composting, home energy and building efficiency, eco-clothing and products, and much more. There will be plenty of fun for the kids with face painting, music, a strolling clown, a magic show plus family fun from TakomaPlays, Audubon Naturalist Society, The NatureLab, Willow Street Yoga Center, Little Loft and others. Live music by Ocho de Bastos, Valentine Slim, and the New Misty Crystals. Click here for more information!
Earth Day: Talks & Tours
Spend some time at Brookside learning about some of our planet-friendly efforts. Register for just one program, or all three!
Join Lisa Tayerle for a tour of our boardwalk and the beautiful native spring wildflowers we have there. 18 & up. Earth Day Talks & Tours: Spring Wildflowers
Join Phil Normandy for updates and insights on the creation process. 18 & up. Earth Day Talks & Tours: Garden Gateway
Curious about the shrubs and trees that grow naturally in our area? Diane Lewis will highlight some beautiful specimens on a stroll through the gardens. 18 & up. Earth Day Talks & Tours: Woody Natives
Join an Earth Day Celebration at Locust Grove Nature Center
Make art out of recycled materials, sing to our animal and plant friends, plant some wildflowers, and more — all to celebrate this special day. Outdoor activities are included in this program, so please dress for the weather. Registration is required, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Click here for more information.