Go Green with Activities for Earth Day and Beyond

Children take to the park’s bike trails with dad in tow.

Let’s work together towards a greener planet by starting here in our community! Celebrate Earth Day with these fun virtual and in-person events happening in the area. 


The Town of Cary’s Earth Day events keep the celebration going all month long. Start by registering for your free at-home kit with tools to help you conserve water, reduce waste, and go green in your home and community. This also includes a Q&A session with Town experts so you can learn how to use your tools. 

If you’re thinking about getting backyard chickens, check out the Town’s Backyard Chickens Virtual Class on Wednesday, April 28, to learn about everything from coops to local ordinances. 

Bond Park is hosting a special Earth Day yoga flow at 150 Metro Park Drive today. Bring your mat and get some fresh air at this fun, socially-distanced event. Face masks are required. 


Reduce, reuse, and recycle with Green Day this Saturday at Church Street Park. The Town of Morrisville’s annual event will be drive-through this year, and the day will include document shredding and other recycling opportunities. 


Clean Jordan Lake is organizing a small group cleanup at the Ebenezer Church Beach Access this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration is limited, and you should plan to bring your own work gloves.


Join Raleigh Parks experts at Greystone Recreation Center from 10 to 11:30 a.m, on Thursday, April 22, and learn how to be an Eco-Avenger. The program is for ages 3 to 6 years old, with Earth Day-themed crafts, activities and food experiences. There is a $10 fee to participate, and pre-registration is required to attend.

Enjoy a special online screening of “Chasing Coral” presented by Gregg Museum of Art & Design at NC State. In this award-winning documentary, watch divers, scientists, and photographers around the world explore and document the disappearance of coral reefs. The showing is April 22, at 4 p.m.

Find your inner calm and balance with Tai Chi at Dorthea Dix Park this evening from 6 to 7 p.m. No experience required and no equipment necessary: just you, comfortable shoes, and a bottle of water. The program is free to the public, but registration is required.

Get outdoors and take a fun run with Capital RunWalk this evening at 6 p.m. After a jog around downtown, sample cold-pressed, organic juice from Blue Faces Juice. Masks are to be worn at all times inside the store, and runners are encouraged to practice social distancing when outside.

North Carolina Museum of History has a free, interactive exhibit called “Tracking Textiles: The Modern Lifecycle of Fabric” presented by Redress Raleigh. Learn how textiles are made, the environmental impact of this process, and how you can make more sustainable choices to shrink your fashion footprint. The exhibit is open through May 2.

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