Earth Day 2021

Earth Month Events

April 20-22

Earth Day Live

Participate in Earth Day Live April 20-22. Join world leaders for an online global summit on this year’s theme “Restoring Our Earth.” Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Twitch.

April 19-23

Florida Climate Week

Participate in this free, week-long conference on understanding the impact our changing climate is having on the Sunshine State. Hear from industry leaders and front-line advocates about the effects climate change is having in your community, and how to become a part of a sustainable future.

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30-Day Challenge

Participate in a 30-day Earth Day challenge presented by the Florida Museum of Natural History. Feel free to modulate the dates–any day can be day 1!

April 10 – May 1

Passport to the Preserves

Visit one or more of Alachua County’s Nature Preserves between April 10th and May 1st and enter to win an Earth Day celebration prize! Download your own passport to the preserves and share pictures from your explorations.

april 22-27

Florida Springs Film Series

Learn more about your local springs with this two-part film series on the Santa Fe River Turtle Project and the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Watch the films online from April 22-27, then participate in a panel discussion about these unique and fragile ecosystems.

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The Repurpose Project

The Repurpose Project is a non-profit community based effort to divert useful resources from the landfill, redirect these items to the public for art and education, inspire creativity, and help us all rethink what we throw away. Shop in-person or online, volunteer, or participate in the Zero Waste Initiative!

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Earth Day Presentations

View recorded Earth Day presentations on topics such as the rising battle for food security; breaking free from plastics dependence; regenerative agriculture; and how citizen science can help save the bees.

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Official Resource Library

Explore the official Earth Day education resource library. Find the support you need to take civic action, provide a teach-in, or host your own Earth Day event. Topics include pollinators, intersectional environmentalism, food sustainability, and more.

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Environmental Wellness Resources

Engage with local sustainability resources such as the Field & Fork Program, the Gator CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), and the Carbon Footprint Challenge. Learn more about composting, sustainable living practices, and local community gardens.

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Volunteer Locally

Explore this comprehensive list of local volunteering opportunities ranging from grant-writing to youth education and litter clean-up to graphic design.

Keep Alachua County Beautiful (KACB)

Join KACB for programs such as the Great American Clean-Up, Adopt-A-Road, and daily litter pick-ups and invasive plant pulls. Join the mission to beautify, conserve resources, recycle, educate and preserve our community’s environmental legacy.

Volunteer with ACT

Discover additional ways to volunteer with the Alachua Conservation Trust (ACT). Beautify our natural parks and help preserve native species.