Earth Day, Earth Week, 2013

You spent last year cooking your organic produce from your local CSA, composting your waste-stream and you installed 3 water hogs to recycle rainwater from your roof. We get it, you’re a sustainability practitioner and you care about the environment.

So how are you going to celebrate Earth Day this year?

Its Earth Week, April 17-22nd. Get on the move and reconnect and celebrate with nature!

  1. Earth Day Celebration at Garden in the Woods. Special activities from noon-4 p.m. $5 for adults, $1.50 for children 17 and under. Garden in the Woods,180 Hemenway Rd., Framingham. 508-877-7630. newenglandwild.org
  2. 14th Annual Charles River Clean-up. Join 3000 volunteers to help clean up the Charles River. 9 a.m. to noon. Various locations along the Charles River. See website for a list of cleanup sites: crwa.org/cleanup.html
  3. Join the Trustees of Reservations to clean up the Coastline with your friends. April 20, Halibut Point, 10AM-Noon. http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/northeast-ma/earth-day-coastal-cleanup.html
  4. Participate in the Guiness Book of Records Largest Global picnic. April 22 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine. Free. Boston Common Frog Pond. www.nature.org/bostonpicnic
  5. Earth Day on the Greenway, face painting, music, games and guided walks of some of Boston’s secret lane’s. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dewey Square Park (Summer Street & Pearl Street), www.rosekennedygreenway.org
  6. Launch rockets, maneuver remote controlled robots and blast off at this year’s “explore the universe” themed Earth Day celebration! www.ecotarium.org
  7. Party for the Planet at the Franklin Park Zoo. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., $16 for adults, $10 for children, under 2 free, Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Dorchester, 617-541-5466, www.zoonewengland.org
  8. Attend the EarthPort Film Festival in Newburyport, Ma., April 21st and screen exciting, informative, catalyzing films about this year’s theme, “Climate Change”. http://www.earthportfilm.org
  9. Attend the 2013 MIT Sustainability Summit and hear keynote’s from Patagonia’s VP, Rick Ridgeway and the city of Philadelphia’s Sustainability Director, Katherine Gajewski. Young professional, start-up, academic, $80., General Admission, $150. April 27, 8-6PM, April 28, 9:30-3:30PM. http://sustainabilitysummit.mit.edu/index

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