The international theme of Earth Day 2022 is “Invest in Our Planet,” which focuses on the importance of taking action, and what individuals and organizations can do to make a difference.
During this year’s Earth Day-related events, participants can:
Clean up litter at All Veterans Park and Windmill Hill Park in conjunction with the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s watershed cleanup on Saturday, April 9.
Enjoy a bike ride celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mount Vernon Trail with the Washington Area Bicyclists Association, Walk/Bike Arlington and East Coast Greenway. Participate in giveaways and a scavenger hunt for kids at this April 16 event.
Learn how to live more sustainably by reducing plastic and packaging in a Reduce and Reuse Workshop with the City’s Resource Recovery team on April 21.
Visit Ben Brenman Park (4800 Brenman Park Drive) to receive a tree to take home, participate in a kids bike rodeo and check out electric vehicles on April 24.
Build your own rain gauge, participate in a kids' game, learn about stormwater management practices you can implement on your property, snap pictures at an interactive selfie station and enter to win a rain barrel during Stormwater Day at Ben Brenman Park on April 30.