Earth Day is Friday, April 22, 2016. Earth Day is a day that helps us remember to give back to our planet, plant a tree, use reusable shopping bags, use water bottles or better yet a water filter and refill one bottle with tap water, buy toilet paper without the cardboard roll inside (saves like 8 million lbs of paper a year), or print less and use your Smartphone more by scanning coupons or use apps.
Earth Day Freebies
Free 2016 National Parks Entrance Days April 16 through 24.Find your here
Free Tote Bag at Target Stores Each year, we celebrate Earth Day with events and activities in our stores and online to get guests excited about sustainable living. In 2013, for example, we gave away 1.5 million reusable bags and held in-store sampling events where guests could try sustainable products and learn more about them.
Free EatingWell Tote bags will be given out to 100 winners in the EatWell SwagBag Sweepstakes
Free cup of coffee the month of April at Caribouu Coffee Get unlimited coffee all April with the 2016 Earth Month Tumbler. Hopefully you got yours already because I heard most stores are sold out!
Free Earth Day Every Day Kit from the US Environmental Protection Agency
Free Earth Day eCards from 123Greetings.com
Free Earth Day Coloring Pages from DLTK Crafts
Free Printable Poster 40 Things You Can Do to Help Save the Planet Earth Day Poster from the US Environmental Protection Agency
Free Earth Day Worksheets, Mazes, Activity Sheets, and Coloring pages from EDHelper.com
Freee Earth Day Clipart from MyCuteGraphics.com
Free Earth Day Fonts from FontSpace.com
Local Connecticut Earth Day Events
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Location: Hamden Middle School, 2623 Dixwell Avenue
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
This year’s family-oriented, free celebration will feature an excellent array of exhibitors promoting earth friendly services, products and organizations, food, music, and free activities including face painting, woodworking projects, bird feeder crafting, a scavenger hunt (complete it and win a prize), a coloring contest, as well as handi-crafts, activities, and other fun and games. In addition, don’t miss a pre-event bird walk at 8am (for details call Florence McBride at 203-288-6777), C.J. May’s Magic Show at 11:00 a.m., the Orchid Awards at 12:00 p.m., and the Audubon Birds of Prey demonstration at 1:00 p.m.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Location: Stamford WPCA, 111 Harbor View Avenue
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Program includes education on the water cycle, stormwater, drinking water, wastewater treatment, recycling, municipal water infrastructures, proper disposal of all types of waste and unwanted materials. Format will include presentations, tours, interactive displays, videos, and demonstrations. The Police Department will be available to collect expired medications for proper disposal. Cool working vehicles will be on display.
Museum Admission Required
Time: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Join us for Earth Day and unearth the wonders of nature. Experience specimens from our collections that are rarely on display, and discover the beetles, birds, and botanical bounty that share our planet home. We’ll have fun and engaging activities for the whole family.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Location: Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Road, New Canaan
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Join in the opening of our Community Garden, watch a live falconry demonstration, enjoy outdoor painting, encounter a temporary art installation by artist Kysa Johnson, or listen to a panel discussion from experts about climate change and modern slavery.
Time: starts at 9:00 am
Call Parks & Rec at 860-464-9112 to volunteer
Location: Marlborough Town Green
Time: 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
Town wide cleanup day in honor of Earth Day 2016! Families, Individuals, Youth Groups and Adult Groups are encouraged to participate in this educational work day.
Location: Hollow Park, 43 Hollow Road, Woodbury
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Woodbury is preparing for its 21st Annual Earth Day Celebration. As the largest Earth Day celebration in Connecticut, you won’t want to miss this FREE event featuring fun, earth-friendly activities for the entire family including 130+ vendors, live music and presentations, and some of the best food trucks in Connecticut.
Location: Newtown Middle School, Queen Street, Newtown
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
A full-day of family fun and learning, our annual festival is designed to highlight Newtown’s abundant natural resources and help our town learn how to become a bit “greener”. From tons of kids’ activities, live music, a Birds of Prey Exhibit, and tasty food to our vendor fair, Silent Auction, and the Lions Club “Lose the Litter“, it’s a memorable day for the whole community.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Location: Matthies Grove, the Pavilion, People’s State Forest, East River Road, Barkhamsted
Time: 12:30 to 4:30 pm
Nature scavenger hunts and information on sustainable farming, beekeeping, recycling and lots of other cool stuff! Live Birds of Prey Show from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs baked goods. Music by the Travelin’ Trout.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Location: Fairfield Warde High School, 755 Melville Ave, Fairfield
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Family-friendly fun and activities, live music, food trucks, provoking programming, ALL Free, ALL DAY!