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(ATLANTA, Ga.) Every year on April 22, people around the world celebrate Earth Day. The date marks the start of the environmental movement in 1970, and for the past 51 years has resulted in policy change and a greater awareness of the environment.
Numerous businesses, brands and companies acknowledge Earth Day with sales, promotions and fun activities for all ages! Whether it’s planting trees, volunteering at a local farm, giving back to a local thrift store or a discounted meal, there are many ways people show their appreciation for the Earth.
In and around Atlanta, many activities happen on Earth Day and this year, the celebration continues throughout the weekend. If you weren’t able to get out and plant a tree (or two!) there’s still time to get active and show the environment some appreciation.
Check out these activities in and around the city:
1. Enjoy a plant sale at the William Root House in Marietta
Customers can shop through vintage and native Georgia plants. Credit and debit cards are accepted as well as a touchless pay option.
2. Attend a rain barrel workshop in Smyrna
This free event allows you to make a rain barrel to conserve water and help improve local water quality. Power tools will be used to construct the barrels, participants must be 16 years of age or older.
3. Hike up Kennesaw Mountain this weekend
On Saturday at 9 a.m. The hike will be at a moderate pace and is open to children and dogs as well. Be sure to bring water and snacks.
4. Stop by the Spring Harvest Fest in Decatur
On Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Attendees can purchase farm-fresh produce from vendors and enjoy free samples.
5. Grab the gang and head over to the Carpool Cinema on Saturday
At 7 p.m. Enjoy the classic film, “Lilo and Stitch” from the comfort of your car. A working FM radio is required to hear the movie.