Ways you can join Georgia in celebrating Earth Day

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About Earth Day

This amazing planet needs our help to survive. In the early ‘60s, Americans became more aware of pollution's adverse effect on the environment. There were few activists involved in environmental causes during this period as protecting the natural resources of the planet was not on the national political agenda. Only a small portion of Americans knew what recycling was or used it regularly. April 22nd, 1970 marked the first Earth Day to educate people about environmental issues. Earth Day falls on Friday, April 22nd, 2022. "Earth week" is a seven-day celebration aimed at encouraging green living and combating the climate crisis in some places that have turned Earth Day into a global celebration.

Earth Day celebrations have grown in popularity since 1970. The purpose of Earth Day is to guard the planet against pollution and deforestation. Participating in activities like picking up litter and planting trees makes our world a healthier and happier place to live.

Earth Day in Georgia

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Atlanta Botanical Garden

10:00 am-12:00 pm

1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA

Free with Garden Admission

Rocket IT Hosts E-cycle Earth Day Event

Rocket IT

9:00 am-3:30 pm

3360 Martin Farm Rd Suite 300, Suwanee, GA

Earth Day Family Night Hike

Chattahoochee Nature Center

5:00 pm-8:00 pm

9135 Willeo Rd, Roswell, GA

Celebrate Earth Day at Lenox Square

Lenox Square

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

3393 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA

Outside the Dining Pavilion

For safe, responsible recycling of your old computers, keyboards, laptops, and other electronics, please come to the drop-off location.

Earth Day Clean & Play

Laurel Park

4:00 pm

151 Manning Rd SW, Marietta, GA, 30060

Join in celebrating Earth Day in this fun way. As many people around the world celebrate Earth Day, youth will have the opportunity to volunteer locally and honor the occasion.

MODA — Free Admission on Earth Day! — Calendar


12:00 pm-7:00 pm

1315 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA

To celebrate Earth Day and the new exhibition, Full Circle: Design Without End, which features designers working to rebalance the planet's ecosystems.

Earth Day Parade

Queen Square East

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Brunswick, GA

Participants are encouraged to walk or bike, dress festively and show their support for the environment and coastal Georgia's natural resources.

Earth Day Celebration

Dawson County Library

342 Allen St, Dawsonville, GA

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Come celebrate nature and earth.

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

Atlanta Green Market’s Earth Day Celebration

9:00 am to 7:00 pm

For a full schedule, click here.

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Ways to get involved

Georgia Earth Day Rally

Liberty Plaza Capitol Building

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

206 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA

Attend an Earth Day rally with local activists and climate organizations. At this rally, local elected officials, Congress, and the White House will be called upon to take action on climate change, public health impacts, and extreme weather events here in Georgia.

EarthShare Georgia

The nonprofit sector provides a wealth of volunteer opportunities to help worthy causes. For your employees, EarthShare Georgia provides year-round volunteer and learning opportunities, including Earth Day sponsorship benefits.

Georgia Wildlife Federation

The goal is to encourage the restoration and protection of nature's resources: water, wildlife, forests, and fields.

Georgia Conservancy

Through the stewardship of the land and sustainable use of its resources, its mission is to protect Georgia.

10 ways you can help the Earth

  1. Reduce food scraps going to the landfills. Food scraps, soiled paper, and coffee grounds can all be composted.
  2. Shop local farmers' markets for fresh produce.
  3. Bring your own reusable bags when out shopping.
  4. Explore nature, participate in guided nature hikes, learn about geology, and the environment, and take part in earth-based activities at local and state parks.
  5. Recycle your old cell phone when you upgrade. Make sure you factory reset the device before recycling it so all your data is erased, and if possible, remove the battery.
  6. Recycle.
  7. Conserve water.
  8. Plant a tree.
  9. Choose non-toxic chemicals in the home and office.
  10. Flip the light switches off when you leave the room.

Today, over 17,000 organizations and partners make up the Earth Day Network today operating in 174 countries. Approximately 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities around the world, making it the largest secular civic event.

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Dr. Shakira covers all things for Atlanta/surrounding areas. There will also be other states sprinkled in here and there. Shakira is also a Philosopher, celebrity ghostwriter, and freelance Scribe of true crime, the paranormal, and ancient evidence.

Atlanta, GA

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