Last year Susan Howson wrote these down-to-earth tips Beyond the recycling bin: Earth Day all year long. Give it a read and adopt a couple or all of them to make the world a better place.
If you’d like to make an immediate impact join with the Enrichmond Foundation in their 24th Earth Day Richmond Celebration. In previous years this was a festival with all the festival trappings of vendors, beer, food, music, and a side dish of environmental awareness. This year the focus is all on getting stuff down. Hundreds of volunteers will spread out across the city working to make the spaces we enjoy a little better.
Details from the Enrichmond Foundation:
This Saturday, April 22nd the Enrichmond Foundation will host its 24th Earth Day Richmond Celebration, Central Virginia’s longest running Earth Day event. We are excited to reformat the purpose of our event to focus on environmental service. We look forward to our committed Partner and Friend groups leading volunteers in a Day of Service at green spaces throughout the City. This year’s celebration offers a preview of 2018, where we will continue to expand our Day of Service celebrations to make the 25th Earth Day one of the biggest and best yet!
The expansion of Enrichmond’s Earth Day Celebration is possible through the support from the City of Richmond, Richmond Community ToolBank, HandsOn Greater Richmond, and the City of Richmond’s Neighbor-To-Neighbor (N2N) program. We would also like to thank Brewer’s Café, Ellwood Thompson’s and RVA Self Storage for the providing our hardworking volunteers with snacks and beverages.
The variety of Partners and Friends groups participating in our Earth Day of Service acts as a reminder of Richmond’s diverse interests and landscape. This year’s nine locations include three Community Gardens, a landmark City Park, two neighborhood gems, a historical landmark, and two of Richmond’s most important natural resources. The volunteers at these venues throughout the city will have a tremendous opportunity to show the difference they can make in their own backyards:
- Richmond Tree Stewards – Belle Isle
- RVA Clean Sweep – James River Park System, 22nd St. Dry Rocks
- Humphrey Calder Community Garden – Museum District
- Owl Orchard Community Garden – Forest Hill
- Stockton Community Garden – South Richmond
- Friends of Bryan Park – Northside
- Friends of Westwood Playground – Near West End
- Friends of East End Cemetery – East End
- Friends of Jefferson Park – Union Hill
If you are looking for an opportunity to volunteer, please visit: