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Earth Week 2015Each year, Earth Day — April 22 — marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. There are plenty of ways to celebrate the Earth with us during Earth Week, April 18th – 25th
Saturday, April 18
- Maintenance Project: Inman Park 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. We’ll be mulching and pruning in Inman Park. Help us get our younger trees looking good.
- Forest Restoration Project: Atlanta BeltLine 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Help us restore the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail to its native glory! We’ll be planting native grasses and delightful wildflowers.
- Parish & Trees Atlanta’s Planting Party 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. An afternoon of beautifying our beloved BeltLine, honing our green thumbs, followed by a well-earned adult drink and sack lunch? Sounds like success to us.
- Root City Market – Be a Maker, Kids 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Root City Market is a quarterly pop-up market that calls Atlanta home. In a nod to all things local, Root City Market turns the spotlight on the makers who are proudly crafting in the South. Trees Atlanta will have a hands on activity for the kids to celebrate Earth Day!
- 3rd Annual Native Wildflower and Vine Sale 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Come to the Freedom Farmers’ Market at The Carter Center onSaturday, April 18, to shop at Trees Atlanta’s 3rd Annual Native Wildflower and Vine Sale. Be sure to note the new location! The new venue offers more space for the more than 1,800 plants of native wildflowers and vines available for sale, as well as much more available parking.
Sunday, April 19
- Lecture: Save Georgia’s Hemlocks presented by Fernbank Forest 4:00 pm Join us for an inspiring presentation from the leaders of Save Georgia’s Hemlocks. Find out more about the threats facing this iconic native tree, why it matters and what you can do to ensure healthy populations of hemlocks for future generations. Guided tours of Fernbank Forest available at 1 pm and 3 pm.
- Atlanta Streets Alive 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The streets of Atlanta’s West End will spring to life as a 3.5-mile loop in the Historic West End is opened to people on foot, bike, and other human-powered activities, and closed to motorized traffic. Be sure to stop by the Trees Atlanta booth to learn more about your neighborhood non-profit!
Tuesday, April 21
- Georgia Perimeter College – Earth Day Expo
- Environmental Youth Education – Atlanta Charter, Hawthorn, Springdale Park, A.C. Moore Elementary Schools
Wednesday, April 22 – International Earth Day
- Munich RE – Sustainability Fair
- Alcoa – Earth Day Event
- University of North Georgia – Green Fest
- Galloway Elementary School BeltLine Planting
- Environmental Youth Education – Price Middle School
- WABE Spring Pledge Drive – The WABE/Trees Atlanta Day partnership started on Earth Day 2010. Since that time WABE listeners have pledged, and Trees Atlanta has planted, over eight thousand tree seedlings. One pledge equals one tree!
- Oakland Cemetery Spring Tree Walk 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Meet Caroline Riggins, Oakland Cemetery volunteer, for a noontime spring tree walk. This lunchtime walk will provide an introduction to many species, including many Georgia natives.
Thursday, April 23
- Georgia Perimeter College – Earth Day Expo
- PMRG – Earth Day Event
- Environmental Youth Education – Toomer Elementary School
Friday, April 24 – National Arbor Day
Ten Ways to Celebrate National Arbor Day
10. Hug a tree (this is as much for you as for the tree)
9. Save some rainwater or bath water and give your trees a nice drink
8. Visit an Atlanta Champion Tree and marvel at its size and beauty
7. Visit My Friends Growler Shop in Grant Park Friday. For every growler of Mother Earth Brewing they sell that today, they will donate $1 to Trees Atlanta
6. Stroll through the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum by taking a walking tour
5. Volunteer in a maintenance or forest restoration project
4. Join us at the Inman Park Festival parade by wearing your best shade of green
3. Meet us at Midway Pub in East Atlanta Village Saturday. They are donating $1 to Trees Atlanta for every Mother Earth Brewing pint sold.
2. Celebrate 30 years of Trees Atlanta with us at the Root Ball
1. Make a donation to Trees Atlanta so we can plant more trees!
Whichever way you choose to celebrate, have a happy National Arbor Day!
Saturday, April 25
- Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Walking Tour 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. During the approximately 2 mile tour, attendees will learn about the BeltLine including design and history, the horticultural collections of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum, and experience first-hand the positive changes the project is having on Atlanta’s communities.
- Maintenance Project: Old Fourth Ward 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Help us care for our young trees in the Old Fourth Ward!
- Forest Restoration Project: Atlanta BeltLine 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Help us restore the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail to its native glory!
- National Center for Civil and Human Rights – Earth Day Celebration 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Join us as we promote environmental stewardship and the human connection to the Earth! Visitors will partake in a stimulating day, filled with interesting information about the Earth, current word wide conservation efforts, and what the city of Atlanta is doing to create a more sustainable city environment. Stop by our Trees Atlanta booth to learn about our efforts!
- Inman Park Parade – 2:00 p.m. Per tradition, the Trees Atlanta team will partake in the parade with a shovel choreography. Be sure to cheer us on!