Give back to the planet for Earth Day by attending an Atlanta event that honors the city’s natural environment, such as a tour of the blooming trees in Historic Oakland Cemetery.
“If people appreciate the trees and understand their worth both for the environment, for the beauty, for the shade, for the habitat for the birds, that makes it more likely that we will continue to have our trees,” Oakland Cemetery Director of Gardens Sara Henderson said.
Check out these nine Earth Day events around Atlanta that range from community cleanup to green markets.
Earth Week at Whiskey Blue
When: April 15- 23
Where: Whiskey Blue Atlanta- Buckhead
Cost: Free admission to Whiskey Blue
Partake in eco-friendly beer from Mother Earth Brewing at Whiskey Blue Atlanta in Buckhead. For a week, a full selection of beers from the brewing company will be available to purchase. A portion of the proceeds from the Mother Earth Brewing beer sales will go to Piedmont Park Conservancy.
2018 Earth Day Party
When: April 19, 7 to 10 p.m.
Where: The Gathering Spot
Cost: $75 for general admission
Party like it’s 1993 at the 2018 Earth Day Party hosted by EarthShare of Georgia. The party is to commemorate the 25th anniversary of EarthShare of Georgia. Come out to bid on items at the silent and live auctions, dance to ’90’s music with DJ Mike Zarin and taste yummy hors d’oeuveres. Buy tickets online.
2018 Georgia Tech Earth Day Festival
When: April 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Tech Walkway
Go green at the Georgia Tech Earth Day Festival. There will be opportunities to recycle electronics, swap clothing, recycle gym shoes and buy eco-conscious products from the Green Market. Free popcorn and T-shirts will also be available.
Earth Day Celebration
When: April 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Blue Heron Nature Preserve
Clear your calendar for an environmental, fun-filled day at the Earth Day Celebration hosted by Blue Heron Nature Preserve. The event will kick off with outdoor yoga with Ronald Dill. Then throughout the jamboree there will be a forest walk, local artist market, neighborhood block party and more. Register and see the full schedule for the event online.
So Clean, So Green, So Fresh: Greenbriar Earth Day Blitz
When: April 21, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Greenbriar Mall
Clean up the community by taking part in the Greenbriar Earth Day Blitz. The Intown Business Creators-Coalition will be picking up litter, trimming weeds and tidying up MARTA bus stops as a way to celebrate Earth Day. The group asks for volunteers to bring anything to help with the project, such as gas leaf blowers and rakes.
Earth Day Marketplace
When: April 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Atlantic Station
Cost: Free admission
Come out to Atlantic Station’s Central Park are to look through “upcycled” goods being sold by local vendors. Handmade jewelry seller MoxieMaine and recycled fashion retailer Inga & Evia are among the vendors that will be opening shop at the marketplace.
Earth Day Cider Ride!
When: April 22, 3 to 7 p.m.
Where: The Spindle
Take a scenic route through Atlanta with The Spindle ATL for their Earth Day Cider Ride. Co-owner of The Spindle ATL Sharif Hassan said they are teaming up with the non-profit Concrete Jungle to lead the bike ride to Urban Tree Cidery where attendees can purchase apple fermented drinks. Hassan said he hopes that his event show attendees how fun and safe it can be to cycle through the city.
Earth Day Arboretum Walk
When: April 22, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Historic Oakland Cemetery
Cost: $12 for adults, $6 for students and seniors over 65
Take a guided tour through Historic Oakland Cemetery to learn more about the arboretum’s trees during the Earth Day Arboretum Walk. About 25 trees will be spotlighted during the walk based on if the plants have bloomed. Proceeds from the ticket sales will go to the upkeep of Oakland Cemetery’s trees.
Earth Day ATL with The Wylde Center: A Community Event
When: April 22, 2 to 5 p.m.
Where: Solstice Yoga + Barre
Bring out the whole family to this Earth Day event hosted by The Wylde Center and Solstice Yoga + Barre. The nonprofit organization will be selling plants that benefit the center. Kids will get to take home their own plant as a part of the free nature and art craft activity. There will also be free garden recipe samples available.