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Celebrate Earth Day 2021

April 20, 2021 – Keep Philadelphia Beautiful will be co-hosting an Earth Day event with Riverfront North and GIANT employees–a tree planting/litter cleanup day we’re very much looking forward to!

Still looking for Earth Day plans this Thursday? Here’s a 2021 Earth Day Philly roundup from Maria Pulcinella at WHYY (original article here): 

  • Earth Day in the Food Forest
    • Who: Wissahickon Environmental Center
    • When: 1 – 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 22
    • Where: 300 West Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19118
    • The Wissahickon Environmental Center is spending Earth Day clearing as many invasive plants as possible on the site of its Philadelphia Orchard Project Food Forest. Also on the table? Sheet mulching, laying path borders, and watering. Registration is required.


  • Watching Earth on the Earth
    • Who: Drexel Campus Activities Board
    • When: 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 22
    • Where: Race Hall, 3300 Race St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19104
    • Drexel University’s Campus Activities Board is hosting an outdoor screening of the Disney movie “Earth” on the Race Hall lawn.


  • Cleanup, kindness, and seed hunting in Fishtown
    • Who: Fishtown Neighbors Association
    • When: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 24
    • Where: Fishtown Rec Center, 1202 E. Montgomery Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19125
    • Fishtown Neighbors Association has a full day of activities on tap — including a neighborhood cleanup, mindfulness sessions, and a scavenger hunt. Those interested can register for the day online.


  • Earth Day fest on the Schuylkill
    • Who: The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
    • When: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 24
    • Where: 8480 Hagys Mill Road, Philadelphia, Pa. 19128
    • This year marks The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education’s 10th annual Earth Day festival, Naturepalooza, modified for COVID times. Guests are invited to hike along the Schuylkill trails, stopping at activity tables on a mission to become a “Planet Protector.” Registration is required.


  • Grow Clean Water at The Viaduct
    • Who: The Rodale Institute
    • When: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 24
    • Where: The Viaduct, 500 N. 10th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19123
    • The Rodale Institute’s Earth Day programming will focus on connecting people with the food they eat — teaching participants about growing, preparing healthy recipes, planting, and “even [playing] with a worm or two.”


  • Griot Tale Saturday: Earth Day edition
    • Who: The African American Museum in Philadelphia
    • When: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 24
    • Where: Franklin Square, 200 N. 6th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106
    • The African American Museum in Philadelphia, in partnership with Franklin Square and Keepers of the Culture, plans to host an Earth Day edition of Griot Tale Saturday. The storytelling event, which is free and open to the public, is geared for children ages 5 through 12, and the young at heart.