Earth Day is April 22. With climate change, pollution and other environmental issues looming over the heads of the people on this planet, it is considered by many to celebrate the Earth any chance that is offered.
In St. Louis, people are able to participate in and enjoy several local events.
One event is the St. Louis Earth Day Festival. This event is held every year in Forest Park at the Muny grounds. It is full of vendors, food and live music, and keeps a commitment to locality and sustainability.
There are also volunteer opportunities at this festival, being days-long event with tens of thousands of people in attendance. The festival this year will take place April 27-28, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additional information can be found on its website: https://earthday-365.org/festival/.
Another event is the Party for the Planet celebration at the St. Louis Zoo. There will be live music, educational activities, Earth Day stations and even opportunities to meet with keepers. This is a more child-oriented event, but may be a good event to go to with younger siblings or for a more relaxed experience.
Earth Day: Party for the Planet will be on April 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Additionally, St. Louis has many environment/nature oriented places to visit around Earth Day, like the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Butterfly house, or even one of the many local or regional parks.
This is Maeve Taylor’s first year on the Echo. She made several contributions to the Echo while taking journalism her freshman year.