This year, Earth Day will be celebrated on April 22nd – but this doesn’t mean that we can’t get a head start! Typically, the entire Month of April is viewed as Earth Month with events that get the community involved in bettering our planet. The theme for Earth Day 2022 is ‘Invest in Our plant’ and we want to show you the many different ways in which you can show up this year!
Keep reading for a list of family-friendly ways you can get involved in Boston this month.
Earth Day is Every Day Festival
Join the Boston Nature Center for their annual Earth Day is Everyday an Earth Day redux full of family-friendly fun! With the help of the staff, you and your family can create tie-dye using natural plant dyes, create environmentally friendly gardening take-home projects, play earth-themed games, and participate in the city nature challenge.
WHEN Saturday, April 30, 2022 | 10:00am – 4:00pm
WHERE Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, Mattapan
Earth Day Vegan Cooking Class
Boston Vegetarian Society is pleased to collaborate with Earth Day Boston 2022 for a Vegan Cooking Class! One of the most impactful things an individual can do to protect this planet and avert the climate crisis is to replace animal foods with plant foods in the diet. In fact, experts say it is essential to do so.
WHEN Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | 5:30pm – 6:15pm
WHERE Virtual Class via Zoom
Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup
The Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup builds on a national effort as part of American Rivers’ National River Cleanup®, which to date, has removed over 25 million pounds of trash from America’s waterways. From 2016 to 2019, the Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup was recognized by American Rivers for the Most Pounds of Trash Collected and Most Volunteers Mobilized.?
WHEN April 22 & 23, 2022 | All Day
WHERE Charles River Watershed Association
Speak for the Trees Walkathon
Trees provide us all with life, connection, cooler temperatures, beauty, character, a feeling of home, perspective, clean air, and strong community! Let’s thank them and celebrate the Boston urban canopy together! Take a walk, ride, or roll (or two or three) among the trees in your neighborhood during ArborWeek (April 24-30) to raise awareness and funds for Tree Equity in Boston. This is a self-led walk/roll where you choose your own route and get to know and share the trees in your neighborhood.
WHEN April 24 – 30, 2022 | All Day
Newton Earth Day Festival
Bring your friends and family to Newton’s own Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 24 from 1-4pm at the War Memorial Circle at Newton City Hall for live music, a petting zoo, face painting, a green technology showcase, an EV expo, nature-themed activities, snacks, and more!
WHEN Sunday, April 24, 2022 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm
WHERE War Memorial Circle at Newton City Hall
Mushroom Foraging with Maria Pinto
Meet trees’ best friends! Join us to explore the exciting world of mushrooms, the communication, and energy highway of trees, as you forage with a professional mushroom forager, Maria Pinto. She’ll lead an educational, interactive, and tasty adventure in the woods behind Chestnut Hill Mall. You’ll learn how to identify and understand all the mushrooms we discover, the best way to implement the dry- sauté technique of crisping mushrooms, and you’ll enjoy a delicious snack of your findings. Come prepared in shoes you don’t mind getting a little muddy.
WHEN April 24, 2022 | 1:30pm – 3:00pm
WHERE The Woods Behind Chestnut Hill Mall
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