Earth Day 2019 Atlanta

Apr 7, 2019

It may not be one of the top four days of celebration each year, but Earth Day has been on the calendar since 1970.
 

Clean Air Act

Earth Day's introduction focused on the Clean Air Act. But it was also prompted by protests of pesticides, the loss of wilderness and wildlife, and oil spills. It's probably not a coincidence that Joni Mitchell's Big Yellow Taxi was a big hit in Canada, Australia, and Britain.
 

Global Advocacy

While Earth Day was initially a US initiative, by 1990 it went global with 141 countries participating in various activities.
 
Just as the concept was circling the globe, it also evolved to focus on what supporters wanted from a cleaner earth, rather than fighting against the unwanted. Recycling was one of the prominent programs.
 
Another decade later, and the internet boosted participation. Activists had an instant platform to expand Earth Day's presence and to share ideas and innovations.
 

Green New Deal

In recent years, global warming and clean energy moved to the top of the list. This upcoming April 22nd Earth Day may have an even bigger spotlight shining on it. Some United States' politicians have been very vocal about a "Green New Deal."
 
The Green New Deal is closely associated with New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC). However, there is a much larger contingency of Democrats that support stimulus programs to advance the US into an economically stable economy revolving around social and ecological reforms.
 
Earth Day has traditionally focused on a healthy, sustainable environment. The Green New Deal focuses on renewable energy, a green economy, carbon neutrality, and green job creation. All initiatives have the underlying goal of reversing the effects of climate change.
 

April 22, 2019

Whether you've participated in Earth Day activities for years or the Green New Deal and current environmental conditions have piqued your interest, keep April 22nd open. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities and celebrations going on across the country, and around the world.
 
You certainly don't have to limit your involvement to April 22nd either. We look forward to sharing volunteer opportunities and eco-friendly news and events throughout the year.
 
For other Atlanta Earth Day and other community events, you can also check out our Atlanta Events Calendar powered by Evvnt.

Volunteer for Earth Day 2019

Earth Share Georgia is committed to environmental preservation all year long. You can get your feet wet by volunteering your time on April 22nd, but there are plenty of other opportunities through the organization.
 

Volunteer with EarthShare Georgia for Earth Day
We need assistance coordinating our annual Earth Day events held every April. For information on how to get involved with Earth Day Events, please contact: volunteer@earthsharega.org, 404-873-3173
 
Georgia Organics
Call Stephanie at 678-702-0400 or reply to info@georgiaorganics.org if you are interested in volunteering for Georgia Organics events. Please remember to include your phone number.
 
Georgia Wildlife Federation – Covington, GA. Gardeners needed (year-round) for seasonal maintenance of the gardens and trails at our headquarters in Covington, GA. This includes:
 
Regular walk & inspection of trails for any safety hazards such as down limbs or trees, holes and overgrown vegetation
 
Removal of Japanese honeysuckle in several woodland areas
 
Park Pride – Atlanta, GA
 
Group / Corporate Volunteering
 
Have a group that’s not afraid to get a little dirty? Park Pride has coordinated hundreds of group volunteer projects—corporate groups, college groups, church and other nonprofit groups. Communities in Atlanta are greatly improved every year by volunteers who spend a few hours sprucing up a park. Please contact John Ahern for more information 404-546-6854 .
 
Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club – Atlanta, GA

Smart Energy Solutions Committee:
We are looking for leaders to get involved in the Coal Campaign. Are you concerned about global warming, clean air, smart energy solutions, and/or a sustainable future for Georgia? We’re looking for passionate, dedicated leaders to participate on the committee to help facilitate the actions of the Coal Campaign, to help keep coal out of Georgia’s future. Contact: Seth Gunning, email: seth.gunning@sierraclub.org, phone: (404) 607-1262 x 233.
 
Outreach Committee:
We are looking for volunteers to help work on our outreach efforts like film screenings, picnics, new member events, newsletter articles, and data gathering. This committee also helps to mobilize activists and builds Sierra Club’s membership to protect the environment. Contact: Sybil Cypress,
phone: (404) 607-1262 x 221.
 
Trees Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
All events are Saturday mornings, 9 AM until noon. Contact person: Susan Pierce 404-522-4097 or susan@treesatlanta.org. Volunteers can also sign up at www.treesatlanta.org. No cost to volunteer. Please bring gloves and a bottle of water. Trees Atlanta provides all tools and instruction.
 
Please visit the EarthShare Georgia’s upcoming events page for more volunteer opportunities.

 

Earth Day Celebration – Native Plantingsblue heron nature preserve atlanta
Blue Heron Nature Preserve is a 30-acre public park in the city of Atlanta dedicated to improving and restoring native habitats. Come help us celebrate Earth Day a day early with a volunteer event! This event will be a part of a larger celebration happening all day at the Preserve from 9 am - 2 pm. Feel free to stay for any or all of this celebration.
 
The main task for this work day will be planting native vegetation like saplings, shrubs, grasses, and flowering plants.
 
Date / time / location: April 21st, 10 am - 11 am, the Project site will be at 4055 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30342.
 

 

Family Earth Day (or week) Activities and Events

There are other Atlanta Earth Day celebrations beyond volunteering. The following are just a few of the family-oriented events in conjunction with April 22nd Earth Day.
 

Earth Day 2019 Atlanta

Earth Day Celebration

The Children's Museum of Atlanta
275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW

This year, Children’s Museum of Atlanta is celebrating the environment for an entire week of fun-filled programs and activities centered around our favorite Mother Earth!
 
Join us for an interactive Readers’ Theater program where guests can explore the world of conservation with our friend Michael Recycle or participate in a Music & Movement program to learn about the ecosystems you can find in your own backyard! Themed activities and crafts will also be held in our Art Studio, Build It Lab, and Science Bar!
 
Don’t miss out on a visit to Children’s Museum of Atlanta during Earth WEEK to help make sure Earth is happy and healthy for generations to come!

 
Earth Day 2019 Georgia Aquarium

Superhero for the Ocean Day

Celebrate Earth Day by being a superhero for the sea! Learn how you can help protect marine life through interactive activities held in the atrium, including a recycling and compost prize wheel, pot decorating craft, The Home Depot kids workshop, a photo station and Superhero Academy!

  • One FREE child age 12 and under in superhero costume with each paid adult or Member.
  • Free child ticket may only be retrieved at the ticket window with verification of costume.
  • Each child receives one FREE General Admission ticket.
  • Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers.​
     

 

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