How to Celebrate Earth Day This Year in Philly

By Emma Elsmo | April 22, 2019 | Lifestyle

With its expansive oceans filled with curiosities and towering mountains insurmountable to most, it’s important to appreciate our planet for all that it offers us. In the wise words of Stewart Udall, “Have a love affair with the wonder and beauty of the earth,” and that’s precisely what April 22nd is meant for. This Earth Day travel throughout Philadelphia to educate yourself about how to improve our planet while celebrating the beauty that exists all around you.

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April 22nd

Earth Day and Full Moon Hike

What’s a better way to recognize all our planet does for you than by enjoying a brisk nighttime hike through the woods? Volunteers from the Sierra Club will guide the group through a moderate trail that ends with a viewing of the magnificent pink April moon. 6:00-7:45pm, Free, John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, sierraclub.org

April 27th

Volunteer with One Tree Planted

Take a day to give back to your community by volunteering with One Tree Planted, Cities4Forests, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the Point Breeze Tree Tenders. All of these amazing organizations are uniting as one to help fill our city with greenery galore, and with your help they’ll be able to achieve their goal of 100 new saplings. Various Times, Free, Various Locations, onetreeplanted.org

April 28th

Fishtown Science Crawl

The Franklin Institute and the Fishtown neighborhood are taking “Sunday Funday” to the next level with their science-themed bar crawl. Fette Sau, Barcade, The Barbary and Front Street Cafe are just a few names on the list of geeked-out participants, and at each location you’ll be able to order specially crafted cocktails and observe live science demonstrations. 2-5pm, $5, Fishtown, fi.edu

May 2nd

OWE (One With Earth) Launch Event

Go out and support One With Earth, a new, local non-profit dedicated to helping aid impoverished communities by providing them with the proper resources for independence. By attending this one-of-a-kind fundraising event hosted at The Bercy, you’ll be supporting an amazing cause all while enjoying delicious drinks and small bites from the kitchen of Joe Monnich. 6:30pm, $40, The Bercy, thebercy.com



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