By Karina Miller
Celebrate the planet this April by joining in on Northeast Florida’s Earth Day events!
Start Earth Day the right way with a beach cleanup to welcome nesting sea turtles. The clean up is hosted by Beach Junki on Saturday, April 23 from 9 – 10 a.m. at Main Beach Park.
If you are interested in art, you may enjoy World Revolve Art Gallery’s Second Annual Earth Day Art Show. This will take place on Saturday, April 22, from 5 -8 p.m. The event’s theme is “Transformation” and the competition is open to artists of all ages.
JEA Drive Electric will be hosting a Ride and Drive event at TIAA Bank Field on Saturday, April 16 from 12 – 4 p.m. This event is free for the public to attend. There will be the newest electric vehicles to view and test drive. JTA will be giving rides in an electric transit bus. Learn more about conservation and why so many people have switched to electric.
On Friday, April 22 from 10 – 2 p.m., EPB and JEA will be having an Earth Day Festival. The festival will take place at the James Weldon Johnson Park.
Groundwork Jax will be holding The Second Annual Earth Day: A Celebration of Stewardship. The event is free for the community and will have music, food, and prizes! Groundwork Jax hopes to inform adults and children on how they can increase their environmental awareness. It will be held at the S-Line Biodiversity Corridor of the Emerald Trail, Saturday, April 23 from 10 – 1 p.m.
This will be a fun, family-friendly event for everyone to enjoy and will be a great time to come together with the community.
Karina Miller is a North Florida Green Chamber communications intern.