Connecticut 2016 Earth Day Events, Freebies & Printables

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

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 Organic Milkshake on Earth Day, April 22nd at EVOS

Free Earth Day Every Day Kit from the US Environmental Protection Agency

Free Earth Day eCards from

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

Freee Earth Day Clipart from

Free Earth Day Fonts from

Connecticut Earth Day Events and Freebies

Local Connecticut Earth Day Events

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Hamden Earth Day Celebration

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

Stamford Earth Day Celebration

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.

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

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

Earth Day at Grace Farms New Canaan

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.

Ledyard Earth Day Clean Up

Time: starts at 9:00 am

Call Parks & Rec at 860-464-9112 to volunteer

Marlborough Town-wide Cleanup Day

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.

Woodbury Earth Day Celebration

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.

Newtown’s Earth Day Celebration

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

Barkhamsted Earth Day Nature Festival

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

Fairfield’s Earth Day Celebration

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!