Earth Day Events Near You – April 18-24

Guest Blogger - Kristen

What: Party for the Planet Week
When: Sunday, April 18 through Sunday, April 25
Where: North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
Description: Come learn about our environment during a week of activities.
More Info: https://www.ncaquariums.com/earth-day-competition-takes-the-cake

What: Raleigh Shred-a-Thons
When: Sunday, April 18 through Sunday, April 25 at varying times
Where: Raleigh, Apex, Cary at varying locations
Description: Local sponsors are donating their time and resources to sponsor free shred-a-thons in your community.
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What: Schiele’s 20th Anniversary of Earth Day: Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, Heart
When: Friday, April 23 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, April 24 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Schiele Museums Nature Trail, Gastonia
Description: Earth Night on Friday, April 23 will include live music and local food. A traditional Earth Day event takes place on Saturday, April 24 on the Schiele Museum’s Nature Trail, complete with a special parade to kick off the event at 10:30 a.m.
More Info: Becca Kirlin, rebeccak@cityofgastonia.com

What: Cary Earth Day Celebration
When: April 24 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Bond Park
Description: Take part in this celebration to find out how you can play an even larger role in preserving our natural resources and protecting the environment. This is the perfect family event to learn more about what you can do to make every day Earth Day.
More Info: http://www.townofcary.org/Departments/Public_Works_and_Utilities/Conservation/Earth_Day_Activities.htm

What: Concord Earth Day - Viva Verde
When: Saturday, April 24 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: 760 Orphanage Rd, Shuttle service from the Farmer’s Market
Description: Recycling of eye glasses, plastic bags, cell phones, athletic shoes, medications, electronics, plastic pill bottles and compact florescent bulbs will take place. Five live bands will be performing throughout the day.
More Info: http://www.ci.concord.nc.us/Home/tabid/36/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/257/Viva-Verde-Earth-Day-April-24-2010.aspx

What: Durham Earth Day Festival
When: Saturday, April 24 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: CCB Plaza, 201 Corcoran St.
Description: The Triangle's largest Earth Day celebration features an eclectic mix of music, educational booths and events.
More Info: http://www.durham-nc.com/visitors/results_events.php?start=4/24/2010&end=4/24/2010

What: Wake County Landfill Tours
When: Saturday, April 24 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Reservation required
Where: South Wake Solid Waste Management Facility, 6130 Old Smithfield Road, Apex
Description: In recognition of Earth Day, Wake County citizens are invited to attend a free, 45-minute tour of the landfill. Visitors will learn about the county’s recycling and disposal opportunities and what happens to items after they are collected. Tours will start on the hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 856-6006 or online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2R7DZX6 by Friday, April 16.

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