There are many great activities and events planned this Earth Day in the Birmingham area. Whether you want to enjoy a concert and a cold beer, or be educated on sustainable energy; local Birmingham businesses and nonprofits have you covered by offering a wide range of educational and entertaining Earth Day options. Below is a brief review of some of the most popular events, as well as links to their websites.
Earth Day at the Gardens
Earth Day at the Botanical Gardens is free to the public and is open from 11-4pm. The event will partner the Birmingham Botanical Gardens with the Community Garden Coalition of Birmingham. The event will focus on community gardening and the health and wellness benefits of good nutrition. There will also be other displays such as: vegetable garden design, rainwater irrigation, raised bed construction, and composting. For more information, contact volunteer coordinator Taylor Steele at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UAB’s Earth Month
UAB is hosting a wide range of activities in celebration of Earth Month, which includes special activities on Earth Day. For the entire month, UAB has been hosting events that support and educate Birmingham citizens on green and sustainable practices. The event includes a Job Fair specifically for promoting green/ sustainable energy jobs, as well as a Green Initiative that encourages more on campus recycling. The Spencer’s Honor House will also be screening the Southern Exposure Film Series on April 10 at 7 p.m, in hopes of raising awareness about environmental issues in Alabama. For more information visit UAB Earth Day.
Party for the Planet at the Birmingham Zoo
Party for the Planet is free with the price of admission to the zoo. This event will be the largest celebrated Earth Day event in North America. The zoo will host many special activities including: wildlife shows and animal demonstrations, as well as booths and vendors from local Birmingham businesses focused on promoting care and conservation of our planet.
Earthfest at Avondale Brewing Company
Earthfest is an outdoor event being help by the Avondale Brewing Company on April 21st, which is one day before the official Earth Day celebration. Admission is free and the event will feature the band Earthbound, a local Birmingham music collective. All proceeds from the concert and surrounding activities will benefit the Black Warrior Riverkeeper, which is a nonprofit aimed at restoring the Black Warrior River and its tributaries.