First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day has come a long way since its inception. But decades years later, there’s still a long way to go.
- Celebrate The Earth With The Tallahassee Community: Join fellow Tallahasseeans at this year’s Healthy Communities Festival on Friday, April 23 at Cascades Park. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy this free, family-friendly event that includes a fun run/walk, educational Earth Day demonstrations and healthy local eats.
- Enjoy Nature: The Big Bend area is full of scene trails, sparkling springs and natural beauty. Need some ideas? Tallahassee’s trail blog, Trailahassee.com is a great place to start. Wakulla Springs and Maclay Gardens are great state parks to enjoy your weekend! P.S. entrance to all national parks is free from April 16-24 for National Parks Week.
- Make The Effort To Recycle: Ever thrown away a plastic bottle instead of recycling? We encourage you to be more conscious the ways you can benefit the environment. One simple step making recycling a habit. To learn more about proper recycling practices and how to recycle in Tallahassee, click here.
- Volunteer Your Time:Protecting the environment around us is group effort, and the earth needs volunteers on its side. Volunteer for environmental services projects in your community. For volunteering resources, check out Florida State Parks and the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Want to learn more about Earth Day? Check out www.EPA.gov/EarthDay.