Celebrating Earth Day in Baltimore
Earth Day is the anniversary of the birth of modern environmentalism, made to bring attention to the planet. Now, it’s recognized by over a billion people around the world who use the day to advocate for global, national, and local policy changes to help mother earth.
You don’t have to go big when celebrating Earth Day. There are several different events you can attend right here in Baltimore that help you help the environment!
Earth Day Events
Head down to Belvedere Square to celebrate Earth Day at the Square! Listen to live music, explore local cuisine, and get floral arrangements to add more color to your world. There will even be opportunities to win gift cards.
If you’d rather have a plant that you can take care of, then check out the Annual Garden Party on Saturday, April 22. Take advantage of the 20% discount on plants, pots, and more to energize your inner gardener. Make sure you take advantage of the giveaways too!
Volunteering is the easiest way to help the environment with direct action. One way to help clean the earth is by going to the Earth Day Extravaganza on Saturday, April 22. Plant trees, pick up trash, and grab a free cup of coffee while you’re there.
The Earth Day Community CleanUp & Swap on Saturday, April 22, offers another chance to clean up our city. Feel free to also bring plants and seeds to plant around the area. You’ll be getting help from local gardening groups, so don’t be afraid to go help!
Earth Day is also the day of Mr. Trash Wheel's Birthday! On Saturday, April 22, everyone who visits will get their own Mr. Trash Wheel T-shirt with access to a family-friendly party and meet some new reptilian friends that will also be attending.
The B.Willow Earth Day Market on the 22nd is a new festivity that celebrates the small businesses of Baltimore! The vendors at this market prioritize sustainability and will provide information on how they work to be sustainable. Head down on Saturday or Sunday if you’re interested!
For all exercise fans, head down to Druid Hill Park Zen Garden on the 22nd for some Earth Day Yoga and Kirtan. The two hour session serves to heal your own selves and is open to anyone at all levels of yoga. Celebrate the day with devotional music and conclude it with a prayer and group singing.
If you visit the Canton Waterfront, be sure to check out this month’s Hands on HIIT event for their Earth Day Cleanup on Sunday, April 23. Bring a mat for an outdoor workout session, then get down and dirty by cleaning up the community. Be on the lookout for any weird objects amongst the trash, you may get crowned as the Strangest Find Winner.
Happy Earth Day
Earth Day is all about celebrating our planet. We hope that you find some ways to protect and celebrate the earth this year!