This year, Earth Day will be celebrated on Monday, April 22nd. It is a day held to demonstrate and promote environmental awareness and calls for the protection of our planet. April 22nd is a day for reflecting on the achievements made to restore and protect our environment as well as raise awareness to future challenges, in fact over 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and commemorate this day.
Earth Day has become so big that not all the events can be held on the 22nd. Earth Day has grown into Earth Month with volunteer, community, and environmental educational events happening throughout April. Here are a few that the Department of Environmental Protection would like to highlight this year.
Community Cleanups — Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register. SSL Hours are provided. April 19th, 11:00am to 1:00pm – White Oak Park, Silver Spring (Stewart Lane and Lockwood Drive)
Takoma Park Silver-Spring Coop Earth Day Celebration – Saturday, April 20th, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, 201 Ethan Allen Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912, free, no registration required
Come ready to learn how you can make a difference. There will be green vendors, local food, community groups, speakers, demonstrations, music, and even a toy exchange for kids.
Storm Drain Art Painting: Saturday, April 20th, rain date of April 27th from 10am to 2pm in Germantown. To register for activities, contact email@example.com for more information. SSL hours are available.
Community Cleanup — Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register. SSL hours are provided. April 22nd Earth Day Community cleanup, 10:00am to 12:00pm, Townes of Gloucester neighborhood (Burtonsville)
DC Environmental Film Festival at Brookside Gardens
The Montgomery County GreenFest partners are proud to join the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital to present three documentary screenings in April at the Brookside Gardens Visitor Center Auditorium.
Multi-Family Food Scrap Recycling Seminar — At the upcoming Multi-Family Food Scrap Recycling Seminar, Learn how you can implement food scrap recycling at your property, engage with representatives from other properties who have implemented successful food scrap recycling and waste reduction programs, meet with Montgomery County staff and get all your recycling questions answered, obtain educational materials designed to help properties improve their recycling and waste reduction efforts and get tips on how to maximize recycling and waste reduction, and reduce contamination of recyclables at your property. Cost is $10.00. For more information: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/sws/trrac/seminars.html
Montgomery County GreenFest — April 28th, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, free admission https://montgomerycountygreenfest.org/
This year, the County’s premier environmental festival moves to Brookside Gardens. GreenFest is a chance for residents, businesses, nonprofits and neighbors, to come together, share ideas and learn. Plus GreenFest has tons of fun activities for the whole family from kids tree-climbing to music and exhibitors. Plus, this year you can walk the trails, chill out on the grass, and explore the neighboring Brookside Nature Center, all while discovering how you can go green at home and in the community.