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Celebrate Earth Day 2021

By Sara Yaniga, Macaroni Kid Chicago (Midtown) April 17, 2021

Earth Day originated in 1970 and now occurs in more than 175 countries each year!  Started to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth and her natural resources and environment, Earth Day can serve as a great tool to teach your kids more about this planet we live on, recycling and so much more.  

WAYS TO CELEBRATE EARTH DAY 2021



EVENTS

Logan Square Cleanup
April 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Part of the Great Global Cleanup
Haas Park
2402 N Washtenaw Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Gloves, masks, rakes and bags will be provided



Rogers Park Beach Walk Cleanup
April 24, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Part of the Great Global Cleanup
Tobey Prinz Park, Columbia Beach, Loyola Beach, Leone Beach, Rogers Ave Beach, Juneway Terrace Beach Park 
Rogers Park Beach between Columbia Ave and Eastlake Terrace



Save Our Community - South Shore
April 24, 2021 at 11:00 AM
We will be cleaning our community to show how youth can be productive without gun violence
Rosenblum Park
7547 S Euclid Chicago , IL 60649
URL to participate: www.lostboyzinc.org 



A Party for the Planet at Brookfield Zoo
April 24, 2021 at 9:00 AM
Every day is Earth Day at Brookfield Zoo but on this very special day we'll be showcasing some of the steps you can take that will truly make a difference for animals across the globe!
If you've been storing items in your basement and garage waiting for the perfect time and most Earth-friendly way to dispose of them, you can recycle them at Brookfield Zoo! On Saturday, April 24, between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., the zoo will be collecting electronics, textiles, and used books. (See list of accepted items)

*Please use entrance by 31st Street
For More Information Click HERE


Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup for Earth Day at Grant Park!

April 24, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Come and help clean up Chicago's "front yard" for Earth Day.
Participants will be assigned to identified sectors within the Park. The first emphasis will be on the Park south of Ida B. Wells to Roosevelt Rd. 

Additional sectors north of Ida B. Wells will be assigned if number of participants allows.
Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Participants may want to consider obtaining a “reacher grabber” tool if desired. (Available at local hardware stores or online).

URL to Register on Eventbrite



The Honeycomb Project's Cleanup
April 25, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Part of the Great Global Cleanup
Celebrate Earth Month in Chicago by participating in very own community cleanup! Gather your family and spend a few hours pulling weeds, picking up trash, or collecting recyclables in your neighborhood on this worldwide day of action. Did you know that human beings produce more than 2.1 billion tons of garbage every year? That's enough to fill 822,000 Olympic-size swimming pools! If this waste is not properly disposed, it can cause serious harm to people and the planet. Your work in this project will not only beautify your block; it will also draw together neighbors to create healthier, greener communities for us all to enjoy.  
URL to participate:
 https://events.thehoneycombproject.org/event/605c8ed2542678001779ddf0