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Celebrate Earth Day 2021

Apr 21, 2021

Earth Day 2021 is set for tomorrow April 22nd, and with it comes some excellent opportunities to honor our planet and give back to nature! Throughout this week and the remainder of the month, find tons of virtual events and in-person activities geared towards learning more about our environment and making changes to support a sustainable future. Read ahead for ways to get involved near the Shoreline and how to contribute to this year’s official theme “Restore Our Earth.”     

Participate in a Local Clean-Up 

From 9am-noon on April 22nd, the City of North Miami Beach Government is kicking off Keep It Clean NMB at Snake Creek Canal. The volunteer event aims to get the canal and surrounding North Miami area in top shape for Earth Day and beyond. Sign up to volunteer here. 1 Hotel South Beach is also participating in an Earth Day beach clean-up from 10:30-11:30am on the 22nd. Afterwards, reward your efforts with a tequila cocktail at their beach club Wave--all proceeds will go towards supporting Miami-based organization Debris Free Oceans! Find tickets and more info here.

         

Check Out Virtual LIVE @Frost Science 

Celebrate Earth Day with this special virtual edition of LIVE @Frost Science featuring museum experts and scientists discussing how Everglades restoration efforts are essential to fighting climate change. In partnership with The Everglades Foundation and FPL SolarNow, the webinar will be live streamed via the museum’s Facebook and Youtube channels. Find more information here!

  

Join an Earth Day Yoga Class

On Saturday, April 24th, Awareness Into Action is hosting a free morning yoga class in Morningside Park from 9-10am. The class will be taught by certified instructor Loni Duek. Monetary donations are welcome and all attendees are invited to stay after class to help with a bay clean-up project from 10am-12pm. Find more information here.

   

Free Drive-In Movie Night at Dezerland Park  

Head to Dezerland Park on April 22nd for a free drive-in screening of the Lorax. Sponsored by Dezerland Park and the City of North Miami, the showing is a fun way to celebrate Earth Day! Gates will open at 4pm and the movie will begin at 5:30. Food trucks will be available for special movie snacks. Be sure to register for the event beforehand here.

    

Stream “The Year Earth Changed” 

David Attenborough adds his narration to this recently debuted documentary about the ways nature has healed and thrived during the pandemic lockdown. Streaming on Apple TV+, “The Year Earth Changed” offers a hopeful outlook and shows just how essential managing human impact is to saving the planet. Check out the official trailer here.

  

Get Involved at EarthDay.Org

On Thursday, April 22nd at noon, EarthDay.org will host its second Earth Day Live Digital Event, to be held in tandem with the Biden administration’s global climate summit. Expect workshops, panel discussions, and special performances from celebrities, activists, and politicians, all focused around this year’s theme of “Restore Our Earth.” Learn more about the day’s events, as well as how to get involved in saving our planet every day of the year, here.

   

Plant an Herb Garden

To get involved at home, try starting small by planting your very own herb garden. In addition to providing a sustainable way to add fresh flavor to home cooking, an herb garden also instantly offers a dash of spring greenery to any home! Don’t have much of a green thumb? Start with non-picky herbs like basil, chives, oregano, parsley, rosemary, or thyme. Get kiddos involved in planting too to teach them early about making smart choices for the environment!

  

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