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Celebrating Earth Day in Our Communities

Since 1970, Earth Day has served as an annual reminder of our collective responsibility to protect and preserve the planet we call home. The environmental movement it created has impacted communities, supported new legislation, and raised awareness of conservation efforts. At its core, Earth Day highlights the interconnection of all life on Earth and the profound impact of human activity on the environment.

A worldwide effort, Earth Day brings together communities in sustainability efforts to help protect our planet’s natural resources for years to come and bring awareness to environmental issues. No matter how big or small the initiative is, everyone can help work towards a greener Earth!

Join in on community events during April in every state Glick serves:



  • Savannah: Clean up our beautiful beaches at Tybee beach on April 23.
  • Savannah: Take a moment to appreciate Savannah’s state and national parks such as Skidaway Island State Park and Wormsloe State Historic Site.


  • Bowling Green: Dive into the green scene during Lost River Cave’s week of eco-adventures of activities like yoga, invasive plant pulling, hiking, and a meadow restoration project.
  • Lexington: Celebrate Earth Day with a variety of events, such as a Wildflower Walk and an Earth Day Kids Celebration, taking place at various spots throughout the community on April 22.
  • Lexington: Celebrate Earth Day with a variety of events, such as a Wildflower Walk and Earth Day Kids Celebration, taking place at various spots throughout the community on April 22.
  • Louisville: Bring the whole family for a day of community cleanup, a conversation on conservation, and youth programs at Waterfront Botanical Gardens on April 22.  


  • Chicago: Shop sustainably with reclaimed materials at The Trashy Earth Market 2024 at Gallagher Way on April 27.
  • Chicago: Team up with Chicago’s Park District and the greater community on April 27 to clean-up Wicker Park.
  • Decatur: Welcome spring with the whole family at Macon County’s Conservation District’s Festival of Spring  at Rock Springs Nature Center and Conservation Area on April 27. 



  • St. Louis: Stop by Washington University in St. Louis on April 25 for community programs in sustainability and peruse their farmer’s market, all a part of their Earth Day Festival.
  • St. Louis: Let your children express their creative side during the Earth Day Craft event at Brentwood Public Library on April 22 and April 27.

North Carolina



  • Grand Rapids: Celebrate Earth Day all month long with free admission to The Blandford Nature Center and its various events.
  • Lansing: Listen in on a panel discussion discussing climate justice during United Methodist Church’s Earth Day 2024 celebration on April 22.
  • Lansing: Take part in a student-focused sustainability conference at Earth Day: Student Summit on April 25.

New York

South Carolina


  • Martinsville Get outside and join park rangers for the Earth Day – Fair Stone Farms WMA Tour at Fairy Stone State Park on April 22.
  • Roanoke:  The first annual Go Green for Grandin event will provide for a full-day of environmentally-friendly events taking place at Raleigh Court Branch Library on April 27.
  • Virginia Beach: Participate in a clean-up event during Earth Days 2024 at Hillcrest Private Beach Access on April 20-22.
  • Virginia Beach: Join in on a Earth Day Scavenger Hunt at Keagan’s on April 27.


Attending a local community event is a great way to celebrate sustainability efforts to make our Earth greener! Learn more ways to get involved from our 2023 Earth Day tips: