Hey ATL! It’s now April 22nd aka Earth Day && time to get down and dirty with our favorite fem-fATL “Mother Earth.” Have no plans yet?! That’s why I’m here to let you in on whats going down in ATL to celebrate this beautiful day!
So here is a list of events going on today && this month! And if you can’t make it, just make sure you do your part today & throw your sh!t in the trash can! k? thx!!
Earth Day in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens - Wednesday, April 22nd from 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM.
This special day includes fun, earth-inspired activities, drop-in exploration stations and opportunities to learn about the Garden conservation program for frogs, orchids, carnivorous pitcher plants and more by talking with staff scientists. Mother Nature will make a guest appearance in the Children’s Garden Amphitheater at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. Garden staff, volunteers and environmental groups such as Trees Atlanta will be available to share information on green living and gardening. Fee: half price admission to the Garden will be available all day.
Party in the Sky by EarthShare of Georgia – April 22nd
Nelson Mullins, 201 17th Street at Atlantic Station
EarthShare of Georgia is celebrating Earth Day, April 22, 2009 at their Party in the Sky: The Air Up There at Nelson Mullins. Guests will celebrate Earth Day against the backdrop of the largest brownfield redevelopment in the country and a model for smart growth and sustainability. Take in the skyline up in the air on the rooftop terrace, as you enjoy music and cocktails. Guests will be invited to bid on the Eco-silent auction stocked with great deals on eco-friendly products, jewelry, unique getaways and outdoor gear. Proceeds from the evening will support EarthShare of Georgia, the state’s only dedicated environmental fund.
Marietta Street Artery Association Earth Day Event - April 22nd from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.?
US Post Office, 794 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA 30318
Join the Marietta Street Artery neighbors and EPA volunteers in a general clean-up of the community Post Office property, including a re-landscaping and beautification of the Post Office green space along Marietta Street.
ARMS AROUND ATLANTA CELEBRATION AND ORGANIC FARMER’S MARKET Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to remove 10,000 illegally dumped or used tires, clean up 6,000 bags of litter and collect more than 40,000 pounds of electronic waste to tidy up Atlanta neighborhoods and parks. The farmer’s market features goods from local growers. Application deadline for gardeners and farmers is Fri., April 13. Celebration: APRIL 21, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; APRIL 22, 1-6 p.m. Farmer’s Market: APRIL 22, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Grant Park, 800 Cherokee Ave. 404-330-6850. www.atlantaga.gov
PARTY FOR THE PLANET North Georgia’s Kangaroo Conservation Center, home to a whopping 300 of the bouncy buggers, hosts a weekend’s worth of activities including interactive exhibits, educational stations and hands-on fun. $17.50-$27.50. APRIL 21-22. 222 Bailey-Waters Road, Dawsonville. 706-265-6100. www.kangaroocenter.com
GOOD MEWS EARTH DAY OPEN HOUSE A meet-and-greet with Ringo, Troy, Harold and all the other kitties as well as a recyclables drop-off. Aluminum cans, plastic bottles, newspapers and more accepted. Free. APRIL 22, 11 a.m. 736 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite A-3, Marietta. 770-499-2287. www.goodmews.org
CORPORATE GREEN DAY CHALLENGE While the name may sound like an anti-sponsorship dare to the pop-punk rockers Green Day, the event is actually an environmentally focused corporate-employee volunteer day. Say that three times fast. APRIL 28, 9 a.m.-noon. 404-873-3173. www.earthsharega.org
“Party for the Planet” at Zoo Atlanta – Saturday, April 25th from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Zoo Atlanta celebrates Mother Earth by throwing a green bash that will teach us to recycle, reuse and re-imagine our view of the world. Browse a super line-up of green exhibitors, go on an earthworm dig, enjoy live music, construct your own bird feeder, make recycled paper and so much more.
Fayette County Earth Day Festival at Drake Field City Hall in Peachtree City - April 25, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
151 Willowbend Rd., Peachtree City, GA
The Festival features more than 50 exhibitors that will offer educational exhibits, fun activities for kids, a special “green market” where you can purchase environmental friendly products and services, good food, and a recycling area where you can deposit those worn out running shoes, computer CDs, and other recyclables.
The Entertainment Program includes educational demonstrations by the Fayette County Master Gardeners, entertainment by local youth groups, and two special guest appearances from celebrities on the Mother Nature Network: Captain Planet, an environmental superhero with the powers of nature, and Danielle Venokur who will offer tips on how to plan parties in a more eco-friendly way.
Other special features include: