Earth Day Events Near You – April 17 weekend

Guest Blogger – Kristen

What: Archdale Environmental Community Day
When: Saturday, April 17, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Archdale Library
Description: Come celebrate the culmination of AT Middle School Environmental Club’s water testing of Muddy Creek and planting of a rain garden at the Archdale Library.
More Info: http://web.eenorthcarolina.org/net/org/info.aspx?s=87733.0.0.37430

What: Asheville Earth Day Celebration
When: Saturday, April 17, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. for festival. Recycling collection event from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Downtown Asheville at MLK Jr. Park for festival. Recycling collection event at Asheville Public Works building (161 South Charlotte St.).
Description: The event will feature non-profits, green vendors, craft vending and food vending from local and regional vendors as well as some national and regional musicians.
More Info: http://www.avlearthday.org/

What: Charlotte Clean and Green
When: Saturday, April 17, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Central Campus of Central Piedmont Community College
Description: Now in its third year, Charlotte Clean and Green is the premier environmental and sustainability-focused event in the Charlotte Mecklenburg region. This year’s festival will offer individuals, families and businesses the opportunity to learn how helping to save our natural resources can also save money, create economic opportunity and provide for healthier living.
More Info: http://charlottecleanandgreen.com/index.php

What: Garner Second Annual Technology Spring Clean
When: Saturday, April 17, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: 651 Heather Park Drive, Garner
Description: WingSwept, a Garner based technology services provider, is holding the spring clean event to allow businesses or consumers the opportunity to bring in unwanted computer technology items, drop them off for free and avoid harmful materials from going to landfills. Computers/CPUs, UPS, printers, monitors, copiers, keyboards, mice, circuit boards, mainframes, hard drives and phone systems will all be accepted for drop-off. All hard drives will be removed from the computers and securely shredded prior to recycling. WingSwept is donating this as a service to the community to allow businesses or individuals concerned about sensitive data peace of mind knowing that their data will be secure.
More Info: http://www.wingswept.com/wci/about/recycle.html

What: Johnston County Celebrate the Earth Festival
When: Saturday, April 17, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Johnston Community College Arboretum campus in Smithfield
Description: The Johnston County Arts Council in partnership with Johnston Community College Arboretum, will hold its first Celebrate the Earth Festival. The festival includes the Annual Plant Sale-A-Bration and the kick-off event for Johnston County Reads. Johnston County Reads will focus on the environmental novel, Silent Spring by Rachael Carson.
More Info: http://www.johnstoncountyarts.org/33.html

What: Piedmont Earth Day Fair
When: Saturday, April 17, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Wake Forest University, Winston Salem
Description: At this year’s event, The Kids in Action program, featuring engaging interactive activities, will teach children how they can take action to protect our planet in ways that are meaningful to them. Enjoy the great lineup of all-natural foods and beverages available from local eateries while listening to great local music.
More Info: http://www.peanc.org/earth-day-fair

What: Raleigh Planet Earth Celebration
When: Saturday, April 17, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Museum of Natural Sciences, downtown Raleigh
Description: Learn about living sustainably, view exciting models for sustainable buildings and meet some cool green vendors.
More Info: http://www.planetearthcelebration.com

What: Wilmington Earth Day
When: April 17, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Hugh MacRae Park
Description: This year’s event will have a special emphasis on “reducing.” It will be a time to meet people from other organizations, get out your message and recruit members, volunteers and interested people. It’s a fun day to be outside, talk to new friends, and learn about all the great things that are happening in the community.
More Info: www.wilmingtonearthday.com

What: NC State Electronics Recycling
When: April 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Main Campus in front of the College of Textiles
Description: The event will be open to the public, and is to raise awareness on the toxicity electronics pose in landfills.
More Info: http://www.ncsu.edu/facilities/recycling/ElectronicRecycling_Flyer.pdf

What: Kernersville Earth Day
When: April 22, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: 134 East Mountain Street, Kernersville
Description: Kernersville's Earth Day celebration will give residents a chance to learn about products and services that are environmentally sustainable.
More Info: http://www.toknc.com/news/newsdetails.aspx?nid=yFMgxWKyYcs=

What: Montreat Earth Day
When: April 22, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Ten Thousand Villages, 303 Outlook Road
Description: Check out how items such as magazines, bike chains and TV antennae have been creatively recycled to make functional and decorative products.
More Info: www.montreat.tenthousandvillages.com

What: NC State Earth Day
When: April 22, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Brickyard
Description: Campus Farmer's Market, Clean Cities Expo, Second Chance Bazaar and over 80 exhibitors! The largest NC State Earth Day ever!
More Info: http://www.ncsu.edu/earthday/

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