April 22nd, Earth Day, is fast approaching and people from all over the world are preparing to celebrate. In as many as 192 countries, people plan various activities and festivities in honor of our home planet. Each community celebrates Earth Day in their own way, some planting trees and others throwing a party. The variety is limitless when finding ways to participate in the holiday.
Northeast Ohio is no stranger to Earth Day.
In Lorain County Ohio, where I am from, festivities of any kind can be a big deal. The community welcomes festivals and events that bring community members together and help to generate growth in the economy. Earth Day is no exception. Several events will be held in the Lorain County area to celebrate Earth Day and everyone is invited.
- EarthFest 2014: The Earth Day Coalition is holding EarthFest 2014 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds on Sunday, April 13th from 10am to 5pm. The event will feature several activities for all ages. Visitors will enjoy all day family fun with educational activities, amusement rides, urban farm animals, music, exotic animals, pony rides, healthy foods, and much more. Learn more at the Earth Day Coalition website, http://www.earthdaycoalition.org/
- Party for the Planet: The Akron Zoo is holding a Party for the Planet on April 26th in honor of Earth Day. Attendees will experience a day packed with activities. They will get to have up close and personal animal encounters and learn from experts about the environment. Visitors will participate in giveaways, crafts, and many more exciting activities. Please visit https://www.akronzoo.org/Template/ViewContent.aspx?title=Party%20for%20the%20Planet&id=92&P=1&C=1&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 for more details.
- Earth Day Arts and Crafts: The Lorain County Metro Parks, Lakeview Park location, is holding a free arts and crafts session to celebrate Earth Day on the 22nd of April. The event is free to join and everyone is welcome. The participants will meet at the Rose Café in Lakeview Park to make arts and crafts from recycled materials. To learn more, visit http://reservations.metroparks.cc/programs/index.shtml?id=29688&sid=928622.2717&uid=
- Hunt of the Month: Recycle Symbols: Hunt of the Month is being celebrated throughout the whole month of April in honor of Earth Day. The Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation has hidden 20 recycle symbols throughout the CanalWay Center. The beautiful Metropark location invites guests to enjoy the natural environment while participating in the scavenger hunt. It’s a fun way to enjoy the wildlife with family. To learn more, visit http://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/Main/EventsProgramsCalendar/Hunt-of-the-Month-Recycle-Symbols-3438.aspx
This is just a small handful of the Earth Day events happening in Lorain County this year. You can find a comprehensive list of events at, http://northeastohiofamilyfun.com/northeast-ohio-earth-day-events-activities/ .
Happy Earth Day!