You don’t have to be an aging hippie to care about the environment. God made humankind the steward of the world He created. Since we all have to breathe the air and drink the water, it’s a good idea for us all to do our share in keeping the world we live in clean and livable. Tuesday, April 22 is the 43rd annual celebration of Earth Day. Here are some cool things you can do to participate:
1) It’s Our World: Make It Last! Carnegie Library will host an Earth Day celebration on Tuesday, April 22 at 3:30 pm. Come out to the library to discover ways to feel healthy, learn about helping the Earth, and hear from organizations about promoting ‘green’ living. This event will take place in Sheraden at 720 Sherwood Avenue, Pittsburgh. For more information, call 412-331-1135 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) Frick Environmental Center’s Earth Day 2014 Celebration. This free annual event will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 12 and 13. Community Campfire will begin at 6:00 pm and run to 9:00 pm. All ages are welcome to join in the fun under the stars! Frick Environmental Center will provide the fire and roasting sticks, and participants can bring their own hot dogs, veggie dogs, or s’mores fixings. You can also join us for nature walks and hikes on Sunday, April 13 beginning at 11:30 am. If you don’t know anything about nature, no worries. Our hikes and nature walks will be led by expert naturalists. Participants can learn about trees and mushroom identification and ‘critters in the litter.’ All events are held at 2005 Beechwood Boulevard in Squirrel Hill.
3) Earth Day Project at South Side Park. Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy in conjunction with South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association and the Student Conservation Association will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 26 beginning at 9:30 am at South Side Park on Kimbol Street, Pittsburgh. Volunteers will clean up litter, remove invasive species, and improve trails around the park. The event will run from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. Be sure to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Bring your own reusable water bottle and dress for weather conditions. We will provide coffee, snacks, and all project materials. Contact www.pittsburghparks.org/volunteerdays for registration and more information.
4) Family Fun: Get Crafty for Earth Day! The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host a free event on Saturday, April 26 at 2:30 pm to learn about the importance of plants in our environment. We’ll have a cool interactive craft session, and there’ll even be a sing-a-long! This event will be held at the library’s Downtown Pittsburgh location at 612 Smithfield Street.