Earth Day & ‘Green’ Events in Northeast Ohio

Earth Day & ‘Green’ Events in Northeast Ohio

earth day events in ohio

We’ve shared 10 ways to celebrate Earth Day every day, but there also are many events in the greater Cleveland/Akron area that are themed around the holiday. Check the list below to schedule some eco-minded fun and learning with your family.

April 14

Happy Earth Day. Plant flowers using seeds to beautify the neighborhood. 1-1:30 p.m. Headlands Branch Library, 4669 Corduroy Road, Mentor, 440-257-2000,

Constructing a Rain Garden with Native Plants. Using the Nature Center’s own rain garden as an example, learn where, why and how to construct a rain garden and what native plants work best from Garrett Ormiston, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Natural Areas Division. 10 a.m.-noon. The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, 2600 S. Park Blvd., 216-231-5935,

April 16-21

Rock Art for Earth Day. Make our world a little more beautiful by creating a custom-decorated rock to hide, share or display. Green Branch Library, 4046 Massillon Road, Uniontown, 330-896-9074,

April 16-22

We Love Our Earth. Celebrate amazing Earth with crafts and games, and learn something. Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina, 330-725-4415,

April 21

Earth Day Park & Beach Clean Up. Do something good for our Earth and community and help clean up around Lakeview Park. 1-3 p.m. Lakeview Park, 1800 W. Erie Ave., Lorain, 440-245-1193,

Earth Day Celebration. Live music, guided hike, exhibits, electric car display, and more. Noon-4 p.m. Twinsburg Ledges & Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg,

Party for the Planet. Celebrate Earth Day while you visit informational booths to learn about conservation and actions you can take to help wildlife and the environment. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Akron Zoo, 505 Euclid Ave., Akron, 330-375-2550,

Earth Day Fun. Stop in the library during open hours to participate on your own in Earth Day fun and games. Noon-6 p.m. Columbia Branch Library, 13824 W. River Road, North Columbia Station, 440-236-8751,

Celebrate Arbor Day. Families with children ages 12 and younger make a fun gift with recycled paper and seeds while watching the 1972 version of “The Lorax.” Your gift can be planted to grow gorgeous flowers for the garden. 11-11:45 a.m. Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, 440-352-3383,

22nd Annual Earth Day Festival. There will be Earth-friendly exhibits, a family fishing derby, kids’ activities, food, and much more, so bring the whole family for a fun-filled day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Buffalo Creek Retreat, 8708 Hubbard Valley Road, Seville,

April 22

Earth Day. Celebrate Earth Day with your family this spring and discover many ways to help Earth be a healthier planet. Noon-4 p.m. Penitentiary Glen Reservation, 8668 Kirtland Chardon Road, Willoughby, 440-256-1404,

Earth Day Extravaganza. Enjoy presentations by wildlife experts, a live birds of prey show at 12:30 p.m., live amphibian/reptile show & tell, wildlife discovery walks, make & take crafts, and much more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The West Woods, 9465 Kinsman Road, Russell Twp.,

This Land is Your Land: Environmental Justice. Featuring age-appropriate books related to environmental justice along with a discussion and activity. Birth through 8 years old. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Lakewood Library, Main Branch, 15425 Detroit Ave., 216-226-8275,

Spring Make-and-Take. Celebrate Earth Day by making an environmentally themed craft to take home. Parma Branch Library, 6996 Powers Blvd., Parma, 440-885-5362,

Party for the Planet Presented by Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. Learn how you can help the planet, dance and create some Earth-friendly crafts. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way, 216-635-3391,

April 28

Upcycling Craft for Kids. An afternoon creating toads and frogs out of old egg cartons. This fun activity is free for all who want to help us reduce waste and repurpose throw-away items. 1-2:30 p.m. North Chagrin Reservation, 3037 SOM Center Road, Willoughby Hills,

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